Hiring for a number of key city vacancies could hit a high pitch over the coming weeks, if members of Hyattsville's City Council figure out who sits on which hiring committee.
At last week's meeting, city council members discussed the hiring process for four high-profile vacancies within the city administration; city administrator, city clerk, director of public works and chief information officer. From that discussion emerged a consensus to appoint two council members to interview committees set up for each position.
But now, the city council must decide who sits on what hiring committee. That could be a tricky task. After last weeks meeting, six city council members expressed interest in sitting on the city administrator hiring committee. None expressed specific interest in sitting on the public works or chief information officer hiring committee.
That disparity could mean that the city council would engage in either a draft or a raffle to determine who sits on which hiring committee.
A memo distributed to city council members laid out two possible options for determining hiring committee seats. One option calls for each city council member to draw a number between one and 10, with the lower numbers getting first pick at committees assignments. A second option proposed in the memo calls for city council members to draw names out of a hat to determine committee assignments.
The Hyattsville city council meets at 8 p.m. at the Hyattsville Municipal Building on Gallatin Street. The meeting is broadcast on Hyattsville Community Television on Comcast channel 71 and Verizon channel 12.