CRESTVIEW — The Main Street Crestview Association and Community Redevelopment Agency are close to finalizing a plan to hire a dual program director.


CRESTVIEW — The Main Street Crestview Association and Community Redevelopment Agency are close to finalizing a plan to hire a dual program director.



But first, the CRA needs more information.



“My concern is exactly the same as it was in the previous meeting which is, we have not received proper notification of what request we would place before the citizens to consider,” board member Robyn Helt said.



Main Street President Ellis Connor returned before the board at its Monday night meeting, though still without information that CRA members formally requested.



The agenda read, “Ellis Connor, Main Street,” Helt said, and instead of delivering a job description and salary request, Connor provided further history of the two organizations.



CRA members said it is up to Main Street to present the proposal and formal request.



Helt said she supports hiring a director, but given previous rancor within the Main Street board of directors and among its members, the position’s duties and responsibilities must be clearly defined before she would vote to approve the request.



Board members were divided on whether the director should report to the Main Street Association or the CRA, whose district extends beyond the Main Street district.



“We are almost there,” board President Shannon Hayes said. “We need a little bit more information to be able to vote on this.”



The association would work with City Clerk Betsy Roy and other city staffers to prepare a job description to present at the Aug. 11 CRA meeting, Connor said.



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