The Sunnyside City Council agreed to create a position of financial analyst to assist Finance Director David Layden.
Layden explained that the city usually has two positions filled by accountants. With billing clerk Shirley Stredwick’s retirement there is now an open position that Layden would like to fill.
Layden said he hopes to retire on his 70th birthday in October of 2015, so he would like to train someone who could possibly fill his position when he leaves.
The council approved the new position unanimously.