James Johnson, currently of Hawkins, was hired at a salary of $40,000 per year and will begin on April 28. The position was left vacant after longtime director Fred Farias resigned last month to take a position in Taft.
The council also scheduled several workshops to review and make changes to the town’s policy handbook which has not reviewed since the late 1980s, according to Councilman Larry Jochetz.
“The handbook needs to cover more areas,” said Mayor George Hernandez.
The council also canceled its May election. The mayor and the incumbents in council seats 1 and 2 had no opponents.
In other matters, the council purchased road materials, mosquito spray and purchased a hose for sewer clean-out for $1,100.