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Town info officer gone
After roughly seven months on the job, Marci Hotsenpiller is no longer the communications officer at the Town of Qualicum Beach.
The budget for the position was $80,000. The town's cultural consultant, Patricia Hunstman, is now handling some communications duties for the town.
Hotsenpiller was hired in late May, 2012. The original job posting for her position stated: "This is a one-year term contract position that requires a minimum of 30 hours per week, including some evening and weekend work. The position is for one year and renewable pending additional funding and/or conversion to exempt position."
When he welcomed her to the position in a news release from the town on May 30, 2012, Mayor Teunis Westbroek said: "Improving communications was identified as a priority and corporate goal in our 2012-2014 corporate strategic plan."
Coun. Dave Willie was asked Monday night about the town's decision on Hotsenpiller.
"We decided not to move forward with that contract," he said. "We had 30 days notice at any time and we exercised that option."