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April 8, 2010

Booan takes the helm as new C’town leader


``It is imperative that each committee set both short- and long-term goals; goals that we are to accomplish within the next three months, goals that we want to have accomplished by this time next year.

I will hold committees to these goals and measured outcomes. The mayor said he will provide recommendations prior to the initial meetings in an effort to facilitate the process, which he wants completed by the June board meeting.

Committee and boards are also being asked to compile an updated inventory of assets, their status, and plans to upgrade, alter or improve them.

Each chair is expected to have that report completed in July.

``All trustees must understand our status to help participate in meaningful conversations about how to allocate our resources,’’ he said.

Booan, who consolidated some committees during the reorganizational meeting wants to continue to look at the structure of village government to determine if it is the most efficient structure or ``if we have continued to create an expanding bureaucracy that may have lost its sense of mission, and therefore has become less effective.’’

In August, after the tasks have been completed, Booan wants to produce a ``state of our village report’’ for residents.

``It will be a summary of where we are, and what direction we hope to steer our village,’’ he said.

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