NIAGARA FALLS - A proposal to hire a consultant to work on grant writing and administration, which has been sought by the Dyster administration after lawmakers cut funding for the work last year, will come before the City Council next week.
The proposal calls for spending a maximum of $35,000 to hire Sherry L. Shepherd-Corulli, a city resident, to work on grants for the city.
Mayor Paul A. Dyster has said the position involves not only applying for grants, but keeping up on grant administration paperwork.
The work that has fallen to department heads, but has been difficult to keep up with, Dyster said. If administrative paperwork is not kept up to date, the city may be forced to pay back some grant funding, he said.
Funding for the post was included in this year's budget. Councilman Glenn A. Choolokian and former Councilman Samuel F. Fruscione tried to cut the funding from the budget, but failed to gain enough support during budget talks last year.
Because it's a professional services contract, it does not have to be put out to bid.
Here's the proposal from Shepherd-Corulli:
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