Mr. Dwain W. Penn
Thank you for keeping citizens of our small cities up to date on council meetings within it's government. Of particular interest is your article on Molena. Last month it was written what a outstanding job the new city clerk was doing and the council followed up with a commandation for the clerk after only 30 days service. This month the mayor discusses the need for a auditor and bookeeping person. Did the mayor not review the job discription for a new hire city clerk? He did not advertise the position so the best candidate for the citizens of Molena could be hired. Was this clerks position a political appointment? It would appear the city manager would have brought this to the attention of the mayor. The mayor and city manager seem to have no communication on city matters. The mayor himself stated, "she should have received training from Beckham." He further states in your article, "We don't want to put Molena in a financial bind." Sounds like he is two months late and a few bucks short. In fact your article on Concord spells it out. If the mayor of Concord has no clue who is in charge of the water department should the citizens of Molena trust decisions made by our city manager? What experience and training does our city manager have to support his position?
Maybe the Superintendent of Concord Water Department should introduce himself to the mayor, afterall he does sign his paycheck.
Thank you again Mr. Penn and will always look forward to your articles in the Pike County Journal Reporter.
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