One of the signs of a city pulling back on its spending is staffing, and Geneva's austerity is showing with the reduction in hours for its historic preservation planner.
Preservation Planner Karla Kaulfuss told members of the Historic Preservation Commission on Tuesday that her full-time position would change to a part-time one beginning May 1.
"I just wanted to make sure you knew," she told commissioners at the close of the meeting, at which the HPC looked at a for the Mike Simon-owned property at 23 S. Third St.
Kaulfuss said she would be working 20 hours a week, most likely in two, 10-hour days, on Mondays and Tuesdays. She said those two days make the most sense because they are the days when City Council, Committee of the Whole and Historic Preservation Commission meetings are scheduled.
Presently, the preservation planner position encompasses a variety of duties from serving on the city's Safety Committee to applications review to ordinance review and many others under the Community Development Department.
"My role will be to focus only on preservation," Kaulfuss told commissioners Tuesday.
Here are links to some of the tasks and schedules of Geneva's Historic Preservation Commission, all found on the city of Geneva website.