Local resident hired as city clerk, filling eight-month vacancy

December 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — Congratulations to Hyattsville resident Laura Reams, who began her job as city clerk on December 10. The post has been vacant since April 30, when longtime city staffer Doug Barber left to become Rockville’s city clerk. Filling director-level positions is the next priority, [read more]

Search for City directors continues

October 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — Interviews to fill some of the city’s vacant staff positions are planned for this month, according to Mayor Marc Tartaro. “I hope we’ll have interviews for city clerk, director of Department of Public Works and city administrator by mid- to late October,” he said. [read more]

Promotions fill two key City jobs

August 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — Based on recommendations from Human Resources Director Chris Vermillion, the Hyattsville City Council has moved to fill two core city positions from within. At its July 23 meeting, the council voted to promote Abby Sandel to director of the newly created Department of [read more]

Council wrangling delays 2013 budget

June 11, 2012

BY KAREN RILEY —Repeated delays, unavailable documents, last-minute dollar estimates and a significant clerical mistake marked this year’s budget cycle for the city of Hyattsville. What’s more, residents who watched the proceedings were treated to so much verbal sparring that it often seemed [read more]

City clerk’s departure leaves big hole in staff

April 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — Doug Barber, clerk for the city of Hyattsville, is leaving April 30 to become clerk for the city of Rockville. When he goes, a lot of history and knowledge will go with him. Barber started working for the city when he was 15 years old, in 1988. As part of the now-defunct [read more]

Some staffers question recent salary increase for treasurer

April 10, 2012

BY HL&T STAFF — A 15 percent raise for Hyattsville City Treasurer Elaine Stookey isn’t sitting very well with some city workers who are facing a reduction in health benefits. The city council votes on staff salaries and any adjustments to them in open session. But negotiations fall under [read more]

Challenges for new city HR director

March 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — Chris Vermillion, Hyattsville’s newly hired human resources director, started work on February 27. It’s a new position, created by the city council last year. Vermillion, by all accounts, has his work cut out for him. During his first week on the job, Public Works Director [read more]

Many vacancies among city staff

August 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — Two key positions in the city staff – assistant city administrator and director of parks and recreation – became open with the recent departures of Vincent Jones and Steve Yeskulsky. The city has seen a fair amount of staff turnover recently. It has had two parks directors [read more]

Assistant city administrator leaves post

June 10, 2011

Assistant City Administrator Vincent Jones left in 2011 to become city administrator for nearby Seat Pleasant, Md. Photo courtesy City of Hyattsville. BY PAULA MINAERT — After more than three years on the city staff, Assistant City Administrator Vincent Jones is leaving to take over as city [read more]
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