The Bastrop County Commissioners Court docket is evaluating whether or not to restructure the county’s Enhancement Services Section after County Engineer Carolyn Dill submitted her resignation and some officers expressed interest in separating enhancement providers and environmental permitting and enforcement.
The court on June 14 tabled two motion items working with a likely restructuring: creating an environmental allowing and enforcement section that would be led by Troy Walters, who currently manages the county’s Environmental and Sanitation Section, and authorizing submitting the county engineer and development providers director emptiness.
Dill’s resignation is successful July 2. Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape claimed Dill has decided to go nearer to Houston and be close to her grandchildren and other household customers.
Pape launched equally products on the possible Development Expert services Department restructuring to the court, which also simply call for a $4,000 to $5,000 salary increase for Walters, as he would consider on new duties, as very well as lowering the commence spend for a new engineer because Walters would believe some responsibilities previously handled by the engineer and enhancement services head.
Pape said that following speaking about a prospective restructuring with other county officers — such as Precinct 2 Commissioner Clara Beckett — he felt it may perhaps be ideal to different the Growth Products and services Section and the Environmental Allowing and Enforcement Division, as was the set up numerous yrs in the past.
But Pape received pushback from some commissioners, like from Precinct 1 Commissioner Mel Hamner, who expressed concern about the proposed minimize in shell out for the new county engineer and enhancement expert services director.
“I feel that’s going in the wrong way. We have growth that’s coming here,” Hamner reported.
Pape reiterated that any supplemental dollars that would go towards Walters’ income would have to appear from someplace else in the county’s current price range, and that shifting a budget in the middle of the year isn’t anything the county would do.
Beckett, who defined that the first notion to restructure the Development Solutions Department came from a drive to not around-load whoever replaces Dill, also pushed again versus the restructuring proposal.
“I’m really not convinced we have to have to rewrite the task description and make these variations,” Beckett claimed.
Even though Pape claimed he thinks it truly is acceptable to divide the obligations of the Development Products and services Section, at the very least for a even though, he and the commissioners agreed to carry on evaluating regardless of whether the restructure is essential.
“We’ll hold polishing on the notion of no matter if we will need a restructure or not and we’ll take treatment of that if and when we make a decision we want to do it,” Pape mentioned.
The courtroom unanimously voted on June 14 to approve authorizing a company contract with Dill for jobs now below advancement.
“These would be issues like functioning with whoever the new county engineer use is on (the) changeover of all the factors that Carolyn has her finger in,” Pape reported.
Dill, who had been with the county for pretty much 6 yrs, would go on doing work with officers on some “construction administration variety things” if she made a decision to indication a service contract, Pape said.
In response to issues asked by Precinct 3 Commissioner Mark Meuth, Pape said he envisions Dill’s contract to be effective on a annually foundation, and stated an hourly pay back level hadn’t but been negotiated.