After rejecting the idea earlier this month, the St. Joseph city council approved the hiring of a community development director on Monday night. The director will work on economic development and planning for the city. They will also develop marketing strategies and meetings for the EDA.
St. Joseph voted against adding a full-time community development director to its city staff on Monday. A community development consultant has been working for the city one day a week, but recently resigned for a new job.
Cold Spring is expected to take another step towards hiring a new city administrator on Tuesday night. Acting city administrator Kris Dockendorf says the city council will look to approve an updated job description for the position.