City seeks Civil Service members

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Marysville is looking for a citizen to serve on the Civil Service Commission.
“These are extremely important positions,” City Manager Terry Emery said at Monday night’s city council meeting.
The city’s Civil Service Commission consists of three members, each serving staggered, six-year terms.
Emery said the commission is responsible for administration of the civil service ordinances, laws and regulations related to the testing, selection, promotion, demotion, discipline, removal and disposition of appeals. 
Human Resources Director Brian Dostanko said the commissioners work hand-in-hand with his department in the hiring of civil service classified employees.
Emery said the commission has between 10 and 25 events a year, mostly on weekday evenings, and commissioners are paid $50 for each meeting or event.
The term begins Jan. 1, 2021, and ends Dec. 31, 2026. 
Dostanko said a human resources background “serves us quite well.”
Those interested are asked to provide a letter of interest and include their background and reasons for wanting to serve, to Human Resources Director Brian Dostanko, 209 S. Main Street, Maryville, Ohio, 43040 or by email at bdostanko@marysvilleohio.org.
Those wanting more information are asked to call the city at (937) 645-7366.
In other news:
– City council unanimously approved the hiring of Kyle Hoyng as the city engineer.
Hoyng, who will be paid $108,000, will begin Monday.
Emery said the city is “very, very fortunate,” to have Hoyng, who for the last year and a half has been the assistant city engineer for Upper Arlington.
Hoyng graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in civil engineering. He worked in private business for about seven years. While performing site work for a Marysville city project, Hoyng came across for a job posting for the Marysville’s assistant city engineer.
“Immediately, I just loved working in the public sector,” Hoyng told city council.
Emery said that in Hoyng’s four and a half years in Marysville he, “earned the utmost respect of our administrative staff.”
Hoyng said he learned a lot working with and for current city public service director and former city engineer Jeremy Hoyt.
Hoyng told council that even after taking the position in Upper Arlington, he stayed in contact with city officials and never, “shut the door on Marysville.”
“The culture and the willingness of everyone to work as a team is second to none,” Hoyng said.
He said he is eager to help finish projects he was part of starting.
Mayor Henk Berbee told him he would need be “jumping feet first into 13 projects.”
“You are going to have your hands full,” Berbee said.
As city engineer, Hoyng will be responsible for the planning, design, construction and inspection of the city’s public infrastructure and developer-driven improvements. He will also be responsible to ensure that work completed by the residents, private developers, and utility companies complied with the city’s specifications.
The city engineer has general coordinating responsibility with the water, wastewater, streets and storm water divisions. The planning and zoning division directly reports to the city engineer.
– Council approved a final reading for the city’s new zoning code.
City staff and officials began the process of updating the zoning code to modernize it and bringing it into line with the comprehensive plan nearly three years ago.
In November 2019, the planning commission unanimously approved the revised plan and recommended it to council. During the council approval process, residents came out to speak, mostly in opposition of the plan. Council held five readings in an effort to get public input and an ad hoc committee to review the plan and address concerns was created. It eventually voted down the legislation, deciding instead to send it back to a committee for further revisions.
Earlier this year, a new version of the code was presented to council. After another round of negotiations and public hearings, the legislation was approved Monday.
“It has been a long path,” said Councilman Alan Seymour.
Council Member J.R. Rausch agreed and called it a good thing.
“This was a perfect example of where government works with citizens to come up with a solution,” Rausch said.
Berbee said this code represents “a moment in time” and will be changed and modified in the future.
Council member Donald Boerger called passing the code, “challenging, but exciting.”
“The needs and wants of our city change and government has to change to meet those needs and wants,” Boerger said.
– City Council moved its monthly work session from Dec. 7 to Monday. Work sessions are typically held the first Monday of the month with council meetings held the second and fourth Mondays. By moving work session to the fifth Monday of November, it allows council to shift December’s regular council meetings to Dec. 7 and Dec. 21 to better accommodate the holiday schedule.



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