Amherst to share its CAO with Springhill

Darrell Cole
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Towns enter into memorandum to share service temporarily

AMHERST – Amherst is coming to the aid of Springhill by providing its chief administrative officer on a temporary, part-time basis.

Amherst has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Springhill to allow Greg Herrett to work one half-day per week to act as a resource for that town’s acting CAO John Boyle in furthering council’s direction on a number of issues.

Springhill’s CAO Don Tabor is off the job for an indefinite period.

“Greg has some excellent skills when it comes to managing and understanding the operations so this is a case of us helping out Springhill with some of the issues they have right now,” Amherst Mayor Robert Small said after Monday’s December council meeting.

Under the agreement, Amherst will make Herrett available to Springhill council for up to two hours twice per month outside normal working hours to meet with the mayor and council as necessary.

Herrett will not take any official role in the corporate report structure of Springhill and scheduling of all assistance will take place in advance with Amherst’s schedule taking priority when any scheduling conflict arises.

As well, co-ordination of communication will take place in accordance with a protocol agreed to in advance by both towns.

Springhill is paying Amherst $2,000 per month, or part thereof, plus HST for Herrett’s services. The memorandum expires March 31, 2014 unless terminated in writing by either party.

Twitter: @ADNdarrell

Organizations: Springhill council

Geographic location: Amherst

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