The city of Stephenville is currently on the hunt to fill two important vacant city positions — director of planning and building services and parks and recreation superintendent.
By way of background, former director of planning and building services Noah Cullis resigned in February and Jeremy Allen, deputy city administrator, took over day-to-day operations.
Allen said Cullis departed on good terms with the city, and the E-T has subsequently spoken to Cullis who echoed that sentiment.
“When we came here from Arizona, we just fell in love with Erath County and the people here and we think we’ve been brought here for a reason. We’re building a house on some land near Dublin and that’s just about complete, and we’re starting a consulting business — so we’re not going anywhere. This is home now and we’re really looking forward to the opportunities here and being long-term members of this community,” Cullis said.
Allen explained the status of filling the planning and building services director’s position: “The city has contracted with Chris Hartung Consulting to begin the search for a planning and building services director and we’re expecting 60 to 90 day process."
Regarding the Parks and Recreation Supervisor position, the E-T learned on March 31, that the job — which was previously held by Hawk Scott since Oct. 3, 2016 — had become vacant. At the time, Allen confirmed that in a text message saying that Scott was no longer in the position.
Allen has since confirmed that the position has been posted and the city has a good core of applicants.
"We should be beginning the process within the next few weeks," Allen said. "A panel of five or six people will be selected to hire a new person for that position.“