The Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety members discussed the intergovernmental agreement between the city and the county for planning services when they met Monday night.
According to Clerk-Treasurer Jeanine Xaver, the board members learned that the Marshall County Commissioners amended the agreement to pay Planning Director Ralph Booker for the first three months in 2018 and then conduct an evaluation of work in order to continue on with the contract for the next quarter. The board members agreed to the amendment.
Booker is anticipating retirement in June from his position with the county as plan director. He tentatively plans to continue work as the Plymouth planning director after he retires from the county for an unspecified amount of time. The city and county will share his compensation until June, assuming he receives a favorable evaluation at the end of March and continues with his current contract. The city will pay him for the remaining six months of the year and may consider a contract in December.