The City has selected Lyle Huntley, its new director of Corporate Administration and Communications, to oversee the emergency management service once managed by contractor Simon Hunt.
The City decided not to renew Hunt’s contract, which expires on December 31.
In a statement released on Friday, December 20, the City said it has determined “the best option for meeting its’ financial and Regional District contractual responsibilities is to move the day-to-day operation… of the emergency management service under the Corporate Administration Department effective January 1, 2014. In addition to his other duties and responsibilities, Lyle Huntley, Director of Corporate Administration and Communications, will oversee the emergency management service.
The City of Revelstoke thanked Simon Hunt’s company, Sparks Solution Ltd., for its service.
Hunt’s contract was worth about $22,000. The City was responsible for about 80% of that and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District for 20%.
Under the contract, the City’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, financial management of the emergency program, Emergency Operation Centre site support, maintenance of emergency plans and programs, development and maintenance of training exercises and programs, administration of grant programs, and program co-ordination throughout Revelstoke and the CSRD’s Area B.