Keery will attend monthly Village Planning Commission meetings. She and Hill will split other duties. According to the approved joint proposal, the Village will pay $15,000 for a six-month trial period, which includes 12 hours per week at $50 per hour.
Independent planning firm Williams & Works submitted a proposal for $58 per hour. Cotton estimated a part-time direct hire would cost about $30 an hour.
Although council members passed the joint municipal proposal to fill their short-term planning needs, several members of the planning commission said they would prefer another part- or full-time village staff member as a permanent solution.
To read more of this story, see today's edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.