Town council discusses process of hiring new clerk

Published 5:40 pm Friday, January 31, 2014

The Maplesville Town Council held a personnel meeting Thursday to discuss the process of hiring a new town clerk.

Mayor W.C. Hayes and council members Hal Harrison, Sheila Hall, Hilda Atchison and Patty Crocker were present, along with Town Clerk Sheila Haigler and Town Attorney Hollis Jackson.

Councilman Richard Davis was absent from the meeting.

At the council’s Jan. 13 meeting, Haigler announced her intent to retire this year for personal reasons after nearly 10 years of service.

Prior to Thursday’s meeting, the town had received several applications for Haigler’s position.

Haigler brought the applications to the meeting and instructed council members to look over them and make their top selections individually.

“They [are] to look at those resumes over the weekend, and each council member is to call me Monday with their top three,” Haigler said.

Interviews will be arranged for the top applicants, and after their interviews, the council will convene again and choose the applicant they want to fill the town clerk position.

The council will then vote on that applicant at the next regular council meeting Monday, Feb. 10.

“Someone should be hired on the 10th,” Haigler said. “They might not get to start until the end of February. We’re looking at maybe training through the end of March, and then I would be gone.”

Haigler said she hopes the person the town chooses to fill her position will be able to attend a three-day clerk’s conference at the University of Alabama in several weeks to learn more about what the job will entail.

Maplesville is no longer accepting applications for the town clerk position.