Giroux named to fill Malvern part-time administrator position


By Nancy Schaar FPS


Richard Giroux was hired as part time village administrator for Malvern during a village council meeting Monday.

His employment becomes effective 10 days after the first publication of the hiring notice, according to Malvern Solicitor Vince Slabaugh. Giroux is currently city manager for Sebring, a position he has held since April 2013.

Giroux will continue to work there from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. five days per week, according to Mayor Alan Artzner.

Artzner said Giroux will work five days a week for the village of Malvern from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. each day.

Giroux also plans to work a few hours on Saturdays and will use vacation or other days off to be at Malvern so he can interact with village employees.

“We want him to write grants and ordinances.  He has a great record for getting money and writing grants.  We really need that,” said Artzner.

Council members Eunice Thompson and Barb Burgess voted “no” on the ordinance to hire Giroux but the other four council members voted “yes”.

Giroux will receive $20 per hour and work a minimum of 10 hours per week and a maximum of 20 hours per week.

Any hours over that amount must be pre-approved by village council. His duties were approved by ordinance and include: appointing officers, employees, agents, clerks and assistants to positions; supervise improvements and repairs of streets, alleys, and other areas of the village; and write grants and grant applications.  The position is under the control of the mayor.

He is also required to report to council on a monthly basis regarding grants and applications. In an unrelated matter, council scheduled a village wide clean up day Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.   Dumpsters will be available at the park near the tennis courts.

No tires or paint will be accepted but mattresses, yard waste, and other trash will be accepted.  In other business council:

– COMMENDED the sheriff’s department for monitoring traffic violations in several areas of the village.

– HEARD from a resident on south Canton Rd. that a neighbor has many dogs that bark day and night.  Artzner said Slabaugh will a letter warning the resident of the consequences of violating the village noise ordinance.

– LEARNED a house that has been the source of open burning complaints has been razed and will be cleaned up.

– MET in executive session for 25 minutes to discuss the employment of a public official or employee.