Four-day work week reviewed for City of Kingman
KINGMAN – A pair of Councilors have expressed concern that the building community is underserved by Friday office closure resulting from the City of Kingman’s conversion to a four-day work week. Member Jamie Scott Stehly first broached the subject during the Jan. 17 Kingman city council session.
Stehly and council member Keith Walker both worry that contractors and trades people are negatively impacted by limited access to Building Department function at the end of the work week.
“We would like to see the Department open on Fridays so we continue to be business friendly,” Stehyly said. “Is there a chance we could get some staff to change that?”
“Maybe in the future we can discuss the four-day week and how that affects our customers,” Walker said near the end of the meeting. “Since we are, of course, customer oriented and trying to give the best customer service we can, we may need to look at that.”
Staff responded that Building Department inspections can be scheduled on Fridays. And City Manager Ron Foggin said he’d be happy to discuss the four-day work week with members at a future council meeting.
Foggin also announced the retirement of Kingman Economic Development Director of Gary Kellogg, as well as the promotion of Bennett Bratley to the executive post.
“We’re excited to have Bennett move up,” Foggin said. “We’re disappointed to lose Gary, but know that Bennett has been learning and ready to take the reins and move us forward with economic development.