MARIETTA, GA — Administration officials from the City of Marietta are moving forward with the hiring of a part-time custodian that will save the city roughly $30,000 a year, according to the Marietta Register.
The Marietta City Council adopted legislation to authorize the new $13,000 a year position during a July 16 meeting, the story stated.
According to the story, the part-time custodian position will eliminate the need for a $53,000 cleaning contract that officials say is not even being performed according to the city''s specifications.
The part-time custodian, who will work a maximum of 25 hours per week at a cost of $8 per hour, will not be eligible for health insurance benefits offered to full-time city employees, the story noted.
Even after the city purchased nearly $1,000 worth of cleaning equipment and supplies to facilitate the transition, the new custodian position will save the city $12,000 to $15,000 between now and the end of 2009 compared to the previous cleaning contract, the story added.
Safety Service Director Chad Presley said: "We have a cleaning contract and I''ve elected to not continue that contract because the specs have never been met. Our carpets have never been cleaned, ever. The windows have not been done, ever. And you are paying for it. Regardless of how you figure this, we''d be cutting costs in half."
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