No one will lose his job and pay won't be decreased, but a key position in Millard County has been eliminated and changes in personnel responsibilities announced.
"It's basically a shift of responsibility," said County Commissioner Chairman Lana Moon.Even though the position held by Robyn Pearson as county administrator was eliminated, some of his responsibilities will continue. Moon explained that under a commission type of government, state law doesn't allow a county such as Millard to have an administrator.
Pearson will serve as the commission's coordinator, county economic development director and environmental certifying officer.
County Auditor John Hansen will also assume responsibilities as personnel manager, Jerry Reagan as building inspector, Gary Church as maintenance superintendent, and Max Wood was placed in charge of recreation facilities in the western sector of the county.
In a written statement, Moon said the changes were made, "In an effort to equalize workload and responsibilities to facilitate county operation."
She further stated "With the dissolution of the West Millard Recreation District nearly four years ago, both Robyn Pearson and Jerry Reagan agreed to assume the additional responsibility for the operations of those facilities." Under their direction, "facilities were upgraded and efficiencies were achieved."
She added "The County Commission feels that they (Pearson and Reagan) deserve to be commended and complemented for their hard work, dedication and effectiveness in a difficult situation."
The commission chairman concluded, "These changes will allow Robyn to spend more time with economic development and with his many other duties. Jerry will continue in his original assignment as building inspector and will assume additional responsibility for developing the Millard County Comprehensive Plan."