East Providence’s new Municipal Finance Advisor will introduced at the next Budget Commission meeting on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 12.
The budget board also will be asked to approve a request from the city manager to appoint Acting East Providence Fire Chief Oscar Elmasian the permanent head of the fire department.
The meeting begins at 3 pm in Room 306 in City Hall.
The Finance Advisor is a state-mandated position that will be responsible for monitoring the overall budgetary and financial administration and fiscal health of East Providence when the Budget Commission finally leaves. It continues to serve only to handle personnel issues
The advisor is being appointed by Rosemary Booth Gallogly, director of the RI Department of Revenue. The advisor will report to her even though the position will be an employee of the city, which is responsible for paying half of the annual $90,000 salary.
City Manager Peter Graczykowski said: "I will make a request to make the acting fire chief permanent. He has done a remarkable job since taking over the position. I have full confidence in him."
Graczykowski said it has been his intent to appoint Elmasian as the permanent chief for some time.
"But the Budget Commission asked that the city do an outside search, and we complied," he said. "Chief Elmasian emerged as the top candidate."
Here is the complete agenda for tomorrow’s meeting:
East Providence Budget Commission
City Hall, 145 Taunton Ave.
Working Session Agenda September 12, 2013
3:00 PM City Hall Room 306
1. Introduction of Finance Advisor for the City of East Providence – Rosemary Booth Gallogly.
2. Resolution regarding approved Collective Bargaining Agreements as required by R.I. Gen. Laws §45-9-9.
3. Review of City personnel actions – Peter Graczykowski and Kathleen Waterbury.
a. Request to appoint Fire Chief and certify the eligibility list.
b. Request to appoint Police Captain and certify the eligibility list.
c. Request to appoint Building and Zoning clerk and certify the eligibility list.
4, Approval of School appointments - Kim Mercer and Kathleen Waterbury.
5. Approval of minutes from the August 22, 2013 meeting.
6. Additional Commission items.