City puts a freeze on hiringThe Hudson City Council on Monday night followed a recommendation of its Finance Committee and imposed a freeze on the hiring of new city employees.
By: Randy Hanson, Hudson Star-Observer
The Hudson City Council on Monday night followed a recommendation of its Finance Committee and imposed a freeze on the hiring of new city employees.
The measure passed on voice vote with no one opposing it.
Mayor Dean Knudson said the freeze means that when someone resigns or retires from a city job, the Finance Committee will review the duties of the position and whether there is funding available for it, before refilling the position.
Knudson said there recently was a retirement in the Wastewater Treatment Department and that the Finance Committee would be meeting next Monday to review that position. He added that his recommendation would be to refill the position.
In the past, vacant city positions were sometimes posted for other city employees to move into, or advertised to the public, without City Council review.