Bailey said the Kentucky League of Cities recommended in 2004 that Cadiz split the duties of the city administrator into jobs: public works director and city clerk. Although the city hired Kerry Fowler as the public works director later that year, they kept the city administrator post until last month.
Police Chief Hollis Alexander served as city administrator for the last two years and his last day on the job was June 30. He said KLC’s insurance auditor had recently told the city that the jobs of both police chief and city administrator were too much for one person to handle and that they needed to get a fulltime city clerk.
“I couldn’t really give 100 percent to either job,” Alexander said.
Lisa Rogers is now serving as interim city clerk. She was hired as assistant city clerk in May 2005 and started her new position on July 1. Bailey said he hired her as interim city clerk because he likes for the clerk to be “part of [his] team.” If he receives no opposition in the mayor’s race in the November elections, he will likely hire her as permanent city clerk. He said that as mayor of a fifth class city, he has complete hiring and firing authority. However, Rogers said the city would be accepting applications for the job as well.
Bailey said he wasn’t aware of any special qualifications required to be a city clerk, but that he felt Rogers was very qualified because her past administrative experience.
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