SUNNYSIDE, Wash. — This city may have another staffing hole filled next week.

The Sunnyside City Council will be asked Monday to approve a contract with David Layden to work as an interim finance director.

The post has been vacant since Feb. 15, when Teresa Hanford resigned after only five months on the job.

Layden knew John Darrington, the city’s new interim manager, from previous work experience, said Delilah Saenz, city clerk.

The city hired Darrington late last month to replace Frank Sweet, whom the City Council fired in early February. Darrington also is charged with helping search for a permanent manager.

The city also recently filled two council vacancies, but still lacks a police chief.

The council also will be asked Monday to approve a $3.4 million contract with Blew’s Construction of Spokane Valley to renovate and expand the city’s fire station, paid for by voter-approved bonds.

The council meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Sunnyside Law and Justice Center, 401 Homer St.