The City of Summerside is asking for too much from its community services director, says Coun. Corey Thomas.

Thomas wants the city to hold off hiring a new director until a review has been conducted. The director is responsible for community centres, parks and events, and for Credit Union Place, the city's 3,500-seat sports arena. Thomas said that's too much.

"If you look at most municipalities, you wouldn't have the director also managing a recreation complex of that size," said Thomas.

"It's a beast onto itself."

Thomas said the management structure for the city wasn't reviewed after Credit Union Place was built. He suggested the city might consider hiring a general manager for Credit Union Place

Community services in the city has had four directors in six years.