Supervisor ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION ACTIVATING A SENIOR PLANNER POSITION IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT AND WAIVING THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT AND START RATE FOR THE POSITION

WHEREAS, Resolution 424 of 2015 authorized the creation of a Civil Engineer position in the Planning Department; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 359 of 2016 reclassified said Civil Engineer position to Senior Planner due to difficulty recruiting candidates; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 315 of 2017 created a Planner position and placed a “one dollar hold” on said Senior Planner position; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Director has now requested to activate said Senior Planner position because a qualified candidate has emerged and filling the vacancy now will allow for a training period before the current Senior Planner retires in February 2019; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Director requests waiving the start rate and residency rule for hire of said Senior Planner in the Planning Department in order to attract qualified candidates; and

WHEREAS, the Committee on Finance has reviewed the current department structure and recommends activating a Senior Planner position and waiving the start rate and residency rule, in this instance to ensure adequate staffing in 2019 and beyond, effective immediately; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the vacant Senior Planner position (Non-Union Job Group A/T-9, 2018 permanent rate: $68,431.00) in the Planning Department, be and hereby is activated immediately, in this instance only; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby waives the Fulton County residency rule and start rate for said position, in this instance only; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Planning Director and Personnel Director do each and every other thing necessary to further the purport of this Resolution; and, be it further 

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, Personnel Director, Planning Director, CSEA Local 818, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.

Seconded by Supervisor FAGAN and adopted by the following vote:

TOTAL: Ayes: 19 Nays: 0 Absent: 1 (Supervisor Potter)

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