Housing authorities settling on director deal
MORGAN CITY, La. -- The Morgan City Housing Authority commissioners will consider amendments to their proposal for obtaining the services of Clarence Robinson Jr., to serve as an interim executive director during their meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Berwick Housing Authority commissioners met Tuesday and discussed proposals sent by Morgan City Housing Authority Chairman Vic Ho and Vice Chairman Jermone Guidry to allow Robinson, the Berwick executive director, to work in Morgan City until a permanent executive director can be hired.
“Morgan City had sent us their recommendations and we presented back to them what we would like seen drawn up in a contract,” Richard said.
Ho said he will recommend the board accept the proposals sent by Berwick.
Robinson will continue to serve as the executive director of the housing authority at Berwick. He will not receive personal compensation for the time he spends in Morgan City, according to Ho.Among the details to be agreed between the two agencies is the amount of time that Robinson spends in Morgan City and the compensation Morgan City will give Berwick, according to Richard. He said the Berwick commissioners have limited the time Robinson will spend in Morgan City to 24 hours.
“You cannot work full time in two different places,” said Ho. “They are giving us as much time as they can.”
Robinson will continue to serve as the executive director of the housing authority at Berwick. He will not receive personal compensation for the time he spends in Morgan City, according to Ho.
If the Morgan City Housing Authority approves the recommended amendments on Thursday, it will be sent back to Berwick and considered by the Berwick commissioners at a special called meeting Tuesday, Richard said.
The Morgan City commissioners are scheduled to address the authority policy of banning non-resident drug users which was originally discussed last month.
The meeting will be held at the Morgan City Housing Authority offices located at 336 Wren St. in Morgan City.