Council considers adding another deputy city administrator

By Andrea Cordle
Grove City Editor

In the coming months, Grove City Council will consider whether to create an additional city administrator position.

The idea for the additional position was brought forth late last year when the city’s administration presented its annual budget.

The city currently has one city administrator (Chuck Boso) and one deputy city administrator (William Vedra). It was back in 2007 that the city created the deputy city administrator position. City leaders said that since that time, the city has grown significantly, not only in population, but also in its workforce. Because of that growth, responsibilities for city staff have increased, which is why the council will consider the additional administrative position.

According to city legislation, the deputy city administrator would be appointed by the city administrator and will not have a fixed term in office. This would be a full-time position with a pay range from $46.17 to $73 per hour.

The deputy city administrator would assist the city administrator in all his/her duties and would also assist other administrative departments as requested. In the absence of the city administrator, the deputy would assume responsibility.

Chuck Boso, the current city administrator, said this role would likely be filled internally. He also said this is setting the stage for the future.

Grove City Mayor Richard “Ike” Stage was elected to his fifth term in November 2023. At a recent council meeting, Boso said he told the mayor that he would likely not be around for Stage’s full term.

“I’ve been here for 46 years,” said Boso. “Pretty soon, I’m going to turn 72 years old. It’s important we looked for a succession plan and I believe we have that in place.”

The council is likely to discuss the issue in March.

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