Daphne Council discusses hiring a Civic Center events assistant

Daphne Civic Center Director Margaret Thigpen requested the council fill the center’s vacant events assistant position, even though the city enacted a hiring freeze for fiscal year 2011

The council was in favor of filling the vacancy, other than Councilman Derek Boulware, who said the city needed to hold firm in its planned tight spending and only fill positions for public safety or emergency areas.

However, Thigpen argued that the Civic Center created more than $300,000 in revenue for the city in 2010, and not having this position would mean fewer events in the building.

Daphne Council discusses hiring a Civic Center events assistant