(Posted April 30, 2015)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
The village of South Charleston is transitioning to a new village manager.
Josh Rice, employed by the village since 2004 and serving as village manager since 2009, resigned. On April 14, the commissioners appointed Trecia Waring as interim manager.
Waring, a long-time South Charleston resident, previously worked for the village as assistant clerk. The com-missioners will review her appointment in 90 days, at which time they will decide whether or not to make her the permanent manager.
“The commissioners are very impressed with Trecia’s organizational skills and her desire to get things done and see things through,” said Sam Stucky, commission president.
In South Charleston, the commission oversees the village manager, treasurer and clerk. The village manager oversees all other full-time and part-time employees, including the police chief. At this time, Waring spends part of her days working in the field and part of her time on administrative duties. The village has one other maintenance worker.
“We’re looking to hire another full-time maintenance employee,” Stucky said. The position covers work on all facets of village operations, from sewer and water to trees and streets.
The commission also is in the process of interviewing candidates to fill the village clerk position. Cheryl Spears is retiring effective July 1 after eight years as clerk.