In an effort to fill key positions and improve city operations, City Manager Pete Landrum will present an updated staffing management plan to Beavercreek City Council at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, February 27, 2023.
“It is important we examine the structure of our city government and fill key positions to ensure we are operating as efficiently and effectively for the benefit of our constituents,” said Landrum. “The last time the city implemented a new staffing plan was in 2009. This plan was initially thought to be needed in 2024, but due to unexpected departures and retirements, I believe this plan needs to be implemented in 2023.”
The first change in the updated staffing management plan is to add another engineer to the city’s engineering staff, which currently has two engineers. This associate city engineer position will assist with project management as the city’s project count continues to grow.
“The city’s engineering division has done a remarkable job in obtaining grant funding, allowing the city to further stretch tax payers’ dollars and tackle more improvement projects,” said Landrum. “The city will begin several major stormwater projects this year with funds received through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). This new position is vital to assist with managing both grant and levy-funded projects now and in the future.”
The plan will also split responsibilities under the Public Administrative Services Director (PASD) with the transition to a Public Services Director and an Assistant City Manager.
“With the continued growth and responsibilities within the division and departments under the current PASD, the position is spread too thin,” said Landrum.
The staffing changes will shift the Parks, Recreation & Culture Division, Human Resources Division, and Beavercreek Golf Club operations currently under PASD to the Assistant City Manager. The Public Services Director will then oversee the city’s engineering and public services divisions. Additionally, the proposed plan includes changing the city’s Human Resources position from a manger to director role to include additional responsibilities.
“These proposed changes are salary-cost negligible, with the exception of the associate city engineer position,” said Landrum. “We are very mindful of costs, but we also must also be responsible in managing city resources, projects, and responsibilities given to city employees. This plan allows us to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars, and I am confident it will make our divisions, departments, and overall city stronger.”
Landrum will present the new plan to city council on February 27, 2023. Residents are encouraged to attend city council meetings, where they have an opportunity provide input and ask questions. All council meetings are live-streamed on Beavercreek TV and on the city’s website. A recording of each meeting is posted on the city’s YouTube channel and can be viewed at any time.