The City of Taylorville will have a new water office manager as of today. Kelly Hamel has been hired for the position, after the Taylorville City Council OK'd amending the city code to create it at their Monday night meeting.
Alderman Shawn Burtle questionned whether the position would be considered an employee or a management position, and who would actually appoint the person.
City attorney Rocci Romano discussed with aldermen what their intent was, and after much discussion, Council members stuck with the Water Committee's recommendation to make it a non-bargaining management position appointed by the Water Superintendent with Council approval.
The vote to create the position passed unanimously.