SEMINOLE — Ginger Stilton, a five-year Seminole employee, will act as temporary city clerk. The position will become vacant this month when Lesley DeMuth leaves to become Gulfport's city clerk.
Seminole council members decided at a workshop Tuesday not to appoint or advertise for a new clerk until they have time to study the job requirements and pay scale.
Once any changes have been made, they will likely advertise the position.
But Stilton, who has been assistant to City Manager Frank Edmunds, has said she wants the job and is expected to be a strong candidate.
She is a certified clerk and will receive her associate's degree in public administration in July from St. Petersburg College.
This could be the last time the council appoints a clerk. Council members have asked a charter review commission to consider the possibility of making the clerk a noncharter position, meaning he or she would answer to and be hired by the city manager rather than the council. The charter commission is expected to submit its recommendations in late spring.
SEMINOLE — Council members are poised to pass architectural standards for businesses in certain areas of the city. The standards, which have been vetted by a committee of business owners, are scheduled to come before the council for tentative approval at its Feb. 10 meeting.