Twenty-five applications were received for the manager of public works position that will be vacated later this year when South Dundas’ first manager of public works, Hugh Garlough retires.
Given the nature of the job and the number of municipalities seeking to fill similar positions, South Dundas chief administrative officer Steve McDonald was pleased that so many were received by the January 9 application deadline.
The next step will be to screen those applicants and choose the best contenders for an interview.
McDonald expects to select about five applicants to interview.
He will also form a hiring committee to include himself, possibly a peer (public works manager from another municipality) and one or two members of council to sit in and observe the interviews.
After that process is complete, a recommendation will be made to council.
Although Garlough’s retirement doesn’t take effect until the end of this year, the CAO would like to see a replacement selected as soon as possible.