The City of Vernon will be adding another staff member — but it may not be permanent.
Council approved a full time position to the Community Infrastructure and Development Services Division.
Mayor Akbal Mund says it’s needed due to the work load.
“Two years ago we were doing about seven million dollars. Next year we’re going to be doing fourteen million dollars worth of infrastructure work. We can’t do that if we don’t have the staff to go through all the particulars.”
The Mayor says funding for the position may come from the 1.9 per cent infrastructure levy.
“We’re not going to try to take this and dump it on the taxpayer. Legally, we can take it from the infrastructure levy. That’s what we’ll do because you can apply that.”
Mund says the position will be for two years, with a review after that.