By Chad Ingram
There is some restructuring taking place with senior staff positions in the Township of Minden Hills.
Since 2014 Lorrie Blanchard has served jointly as the township’s chief administrative officer and treasurer and held the position of treasurer for years before that. Blanchard told the Times that based on her recommendation due to the growing requirements for both positions the roles will be separated with Blanchard remaining the township’s director of finance and the township seeking a new CAO.
The new CAO position will be a joint clerk/CAO role with current clerk Vicki Bull returning to the role of deputy clerk once the new staff person has been hired. Bull has served as clerk since former clerk Dawn Newhook assumed the clerk’s job with the Township of Algonquin Highlands last year.
Blanchard told the paper she and Bull will remain in their current roles until the new CAO/clerk has been hired.