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Canandaigua pushes to fill vacant roles: Contingency funds to be used to help effort

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In a recent push to fill several crucial city positions, the Canandaigua City Council unanimously agreed to allocate funds from the contingency budget to assist in hiring efforts. The search is on for a new city treasurer, a deputy director of public works, and a code enforcement officer, following a wave of retirements and resignations.


City Manager John Goodwin, who successfully appointed Sarah Brown as the director of public works, is now focusing on finding replacements for the retiring city treasurer, Nancy Abdallah, and other vacant roles. Goodwin has proposed using $10,000 from the contingency fund, with half earmarked for the treasurer search led by a consulting firm and the other half for advertising the remaining positions.

The Finance Committee backed Goodwin’s plan, leading to the Council’s approval. With Abdallah’s departure set for June but possibly extending to fall, the city aims to ensure a smooth transition and continued effective management.