PLEASANT VIEW -- The city has hired a new chief administrator.
At a recent special meeting, council members approved, with a 4-1 vote, an employment agreement for Melinda Brimhall to take on the duties of city administrator.
Councilman Toby Mileski voted against the agreement. He told Brimhall it was not a vote against her, but rather against the idea of a city administrator.
Brimhall's contract with the city began Feb. 8. Her salary is $78,000 a year, with benefits that include three weeks of vacation, sick leave and holiday leave. She also will receive health and retirement benefits and a travel allowance of $300 per month, using her own vehicle. The city administrator position will be evaluated annually.
Mayor Doug Clifford said the city is happy to have Brimhall on board.
"I am just really excited about this year," he said. "I think we are going to see some things happen."
The previous city administrator, J.J. Allen, accepted a job with the city of Clearfield, necessitating the new hire.
Brimhall grew up in Utah County and graduated from Weber State University with a double major, earning degrees in psychology and criminal justice. She also has a master's degree in administration from Brigham Young University.
Brimhall is coming to Pleasant View from Grand County where she worked as council administrator for two years. Before that, she was was a management analyst for three years in Casa Grande, Ariz., and a management assistant in Chandler, Ariz., for three years.
Brimhall said she has family in Pleasant View and is pleased to start working in the area. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and her puppy, Flynn. She also enjoys biking and other outdoor activities.
Brimhall was sworn into office Tuesday night by Judge Patrick Lambert.