Commission charged to look at possible part-time director

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Plan Commission will look at the possibility of a part time director.
That was the charge given to the Commission from the Marshall County Commissioners Monday as the county continues to look at ways to trim spending for the coming year. Commissioner Jack Roose initially made the suggestion that the Plan Commission do a study on the possibility and report to the Commissioners in January.
“With the economy the way it is I think it’s something that we have to look at,” said Roose in putting forward the idea. “We should see if the job can be done with a part time Plan Director.”
Roose also suggested that giving the Plan Director the authority to enforce zoning rules might be a way to add the extra duties to keep the position full time in the current economy.
“Dennis Elliott came in and told us that the Building Inspector’s job could be done part time I think this is something we need to look at,” said President of the Commissioners Kevin Overmyer. “I know they’ve been busy doing work on the zoning ordinances but I know that you’ve canceled one Plan Commission meeting and at least two meetings of the BZA (Board of Zoning Appeals) because there was nothing to discuss.
“Until the economy gets running again we have to look at ways to save the taxpayers money.”
The Commissioners in the motion charged the Plan Commission to do an analysis to see if the Plan Director’s job could be done on a part time basis.
Plan Director Ralph Booker had no comment on the potential move.