Wed. 8:45 p.m.: County administrator position won’t be filled

WARREN – Trumbull County commissioners will not fill the position of county administrator / purchasing director.

“We will however, be restructuring and better utilizing our existing staff. With our human resources Director Richard Jackson as the point person, his staff in the HR department, our staff in the commissioners’ office and our entire board working in concert, we will internally assume the administrative and purchasing duties left by the unfilled position. Through a revamped organizational chart and more responsibility on existing staff, we will realize an immediate savings without any additional personnel,” states a Wednesday document signed by commissioners Dan Polivka, Mauro Cantalamessa and Frank Fuda.

Jackson will not receive additional compensation, Cantalamessa said.

“By restructuring internally and properly delegating administrative and purchasing responsibilities to existing staff, we feel we can accomplish what we originally intended and ultimately that is saving the county money,” Cantalamessa said.

Read more in Thursday’s Tribune Chronicle.