Reynoldsburg hires human resources director

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 Megan Kish

Only a few weeks after his swearing-in ceremony, new Reynoldsburg Mayor Brad McCloud has accomplished one of his goals – bringing a new director of human resources into the city.

Megan Kish was appointed director of human resources for the city at the Jan. 14 meeting of Reynoldsburg City Council. She will receive $55,302 a year and will work 30 hours a week, and will receive no benefits.

Councilwoman Donna Shirey announced she would be abstaining from the vote.

"Although I do agree we need a human resources director, I don’t agree with the pay grade, so I will be abstaining from the vote," Shirey explained.

Kish has 13 years of experience in human resources. She previously worked as director of human resources for the auditor of state and the attorney general’s offices.

"I’m very excited about starting," she said. "The first thing I’m going to do is meet with the mayor about the goals and objectives of city council."

Kish, a Cleveland native, has a bachelor’s degree in history from Ohio State University and a master’s of administration from Central Michigan University. Now a Worthington resident, she has lived in the central Ohio area since college.

In other news, council unanimously approved legislation authorizing a two-year contract to maintain the Main Street corridor revitalization landscaping. The contract was awarded to the Rocky Fork Co., which will do the work for $83,158 – significantly less than the $100,000 the city expected to pay.

"This bid is far lower than what we expected to pay and the company has very good references," commented Councilwoman Antoinette Newman.

Council also unanimously approved legislation authorizing engineering services for the 2008 street program.

Roads scheduled for improvements and the projected costs include: Brice Road from Main Street north to the city limits, $62,000; Bridgestone Drive from Rodebaugh Road to Daugherty Drive, $52,000; Timbermill Way from Brice Road to Needlewood Lane, $152,000; Laird Avenue from Ives Avenue to Hammond Road, $61,000; Hammond Drive from Clymer to Laird Avenue, $47,000; Clymer Drive from Hentz Drive to Hammond Road, $98,000; and Dawn Drive from Kingsley Drive to Glencrest Drive, $63,000.

Improvements may include milling, placing asphalt, spot curb replacement, curb ramp replacement, pavement markings, seeding, restoration and full-depth pavement repair.

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