Council approves ordinance creating HR position in city government

Staff report


City council has approved an ordinance creating a salaried position for a human-resources director for city employees.

Police Chief Chuck Colucci will fill that position, and council noted that what the job entails he already does for employees at the station. Colucci will handle the hiring process for any city position and implement policy procedures and safety plans.

By creating the position, the city will receive credits for a cost reduction on employee insurance.

In other business, it was clarified that John Morvay is running for re-election for a seat on city council.

The Vindicator previously reported on the candidates for Canfield City Council from a list issued by the Mahoning County Board of Elections that contained incorrect candidate information. An updated list was later provided, including Morvay’s candidacy.

Council passed a motion to publicly advertise the compensation range and qualification requirements of the soon-to-be open city manager position. Members of the council and community have formed a search party for a new city manager.

City Manager Joe Warino is retiring in December.

For the third-consecutive council meeting, Kathryn Young, a local beekeeper, voiced concerns about the city’s beekeeping ordinance approved July 5.

“That ordinance, like your bees, is a living thing, and we will modify it where it needs to be at,” said city Attorney Mark Fortunato.

Young, and other area beekeepers, are concerned with the limit of colonies (two per property), required measurements and city permit fees.

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