UPLAND - The city is on its way to hiring a finance manager to help keep track of city finances.

The City Council has given approval to start the recruitment process for a manager who will oversee day-to-day finance operations.

City Manager Stephen Dunn, the former finance director, has been responsible for many of those duties.

I just need somebody that can deal with the details," Dunn said. "I don't have the time to get into the details, so I just want somebody that does have the time and work really close with that person to make sure that we're on track for our finances."

Since Dunn was hired as city manager in 2011, the City Council did not proceed with filling the finance director or assistant finance director positions.

The council gave Dunn authorization to proceed with hiring a finance manager in November as part of long-term recommendations for reducing the city's expenses.

On Jan. 14, they approved adding the position to the payroll costing about $77,0016 to $103,584 annually.

The salary range was determined by a salary survey of other cities conducted by city staff, said Stephanie Mendenhall, the city's administrative services director.

The City Council also approved moving the Deputy City Clerk position from the mid-management employee group to the general employees group.

The position "at one time had little more managerial responsibilities. We no longer view it in that way," Mendenhall said.

The City Clerk's department has also been reduced in staff, she said.


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