The city of Inman reviewed the potential of hiring an economic development coordinator during the city council’s regular meeting on Monday.
Kevin Reimer proposed a projected budget of $82,202, which would cover salary and benefits, including an office and travel expenses.
The council agreed to allow Reimer to discuss with the city attorney the advantages and disadvantages of putting the position under city financing, before coming to a decision to hire.
Reimer said the coordinator position would promote growth in Inman.
“As all communities, Inman would like to grow,” Reimer said, “and maybe we need someone to lead it.”
In other business:
• Council members approved change orders of $409 for a floor electrical outlet and $11,440 for a three-phase electrical service to the community building.
• Council members approved the usage of a program to accept debit or credit card payments, which charges the user a fee. There is no charge to the city or other patrons.
• Council members agreed to use chain link fencing around heating, ventilation and air conditioning units at the community building.