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Newton without planning director

July 11, 2012

Four months after Newton hiring someone to lead the planning department, the city is without a planning director.

Newton hired Christine Bartleson effective March 12, but after a three month review of the position, it is vacant again, said Newton City Manager Todd Clark. Bartleson replaced former planning director and assistant city manager Glenn Pattishall who was the first person to hold the position in Newton. He retired after more than 28 years of service to the city.

Now Clark said he is evaluating the position.

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.


Its pretty telling when..

July 12, 2012 by Backbone (not verified), 2 years 46 weeks ago
Comment: 1161

,,you hire someone to "pave the way to the future"...and, in this case,She gets here, takes a look around and says no way, I quit!

Sounds like we need to do some more Brain Wrapping and figger out what the problems are and fix 'em. Lets start with QUIT SQUANDERING THE RESOURCES WE GOT NOW!

Dont need one!

July 12, 2012 by Backbone (not verified), 2 years 46 weeks ago
Comment: 1160

Just delegate the duties of planning to one of the already hired folks to do. Can't be too difficult to do! Quit wasting money!

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