makes counteroffer to zoning administrator
March 30, 2009 | NIBLEY -- At a special City Council
session on Thursday night, a decision was made to make
a counteroffer to Shari Phippen, the current zoning
administrator of Nibley.
The decision was made in a response to an offer for
a job Phippen had received from Cache County's planning
department. City Manager Larry Anhder proposed that
Phippen be offered the position of City Planner with
her pay rate being Planner 1, a position that is competitive
with Cache County's offer.
Phippen's current duties as a zoning administrator
include receiving applications for land use decisions,
filling a staff position on planning commission, answering
questions related to applications, drafting and researching
information for ordinances and coordinating special
studies for land use.
"She assists me considerably," said Anhder. The council
agreed that Phippen was an effective and active worker
for the city of Nibley and could accomplish many tasks
while on the job.
"I think we've definitely seen an individual rise
the occasion," said Councilman Bryan Hansen.
The council discussed whether or not promoting Phippen
to the position of Planner 1 was a good idea in the
long run and whether or not the council felt she could
replace Anhder, who is close to retiring. The motion
passed 3-2 to make the offer to Phippen, with Councilmen
Scott Larsen and Thayne Mickelson opposed.
"I think we would be at a loss if we lost her," said
Larsen. He then added he did not feel comfortable with
the job title of Planner 1 that would be offered to
Mickelson said he wanted to look more towards the
future to what the city's needs would be with the job.
The council made a resolution that they found Phippen's
work to be exceeding in performance, and they were "happy"
to extend her the job and hope she will accept. This
resolution passed 4-0, with Larsen abstaining.