December 29 Special Meeting
TOWN OF NEWELL
SPECIAL COMMISSIONER MEETING
DECEMBER 29, 2011
The Town of Newell Commissioners met in a special session at 7:00 pm, at City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Wolff followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Finance Officer Parrow called the roll call; Commissioner Adams, Commissioner Hocking, Commissioner Keolker, Commissioner Srstka and Mayor Wolff.
Adopt the agenda: Motion by Commissioner Keolker, 2nd by Commissioner Adams; to approve the agenda. All in favor. Motion carried.
Minutes: Motion by Commissioner Hocking, 2nd by Commissioner Adams to approve the minutes of the December 12, 2011 Commissioners meeting. All in favor. Motion carried.
Second Reading of Ordinance No. 2011-03 Supplemental Appropriation Ordinance: Motion by Commissioner Srstka, 2nd by Commissioner Keolker to approve the second reading of Ordinance No. 2011-03 Supplemental Appropriation Ordinance. All in favor. Motion carried.
Restricted Cash Bond Reserve in Water Fund: Motion by Commissioner Hocking, 2nd by Commissioner Keolker to hold the $19,843.00 restricted cash bond in the reserve for future water projects replacements. All in favor Motion carried. .
Policy Manual: Commissioner Keolker went over the policy manual changes recommended by him and Finance Officer Parrow. Discussion was heard on section 142 Holidays adding Martin Luther King Day; and Presidents Day to the list of paid holidays. Changes to the eligible service an employee can accrue for vacation up to 120 hours each year to be used in the following 12 month period from 12 years to 7 years and adding a 20 years eligible to accrue up to 150 hours each year to be used in the following 12 month period. Also changing any unused vacation days for the employee to be able to carry over a maximum of 40 hours or being paid out vacation at the time of the employee’s anniversary date. Discussion was also heard on section 116 Non-Disclosure which will be left as is for now until more research can be done. Section 148 Sick Leave Benefits was also discussed, as in the policy now, there is no minimum hourly increments the Commissioners and Mayor decided to add that an employee’s sick leave must be taken in 30 min increments. Finance Officer Parrow will make the changes to the policy manual along with some grammar corrections before the January 9th, 2012 meeting for approval.
Executive Session: Not needed.
Adjourn Meeting: Motion by Commissioner Hocking, 2nd by Commissioner Keolker; to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 pm. All in favor. Motion carried.
NEXT REGULAR MEETING WILL BE ON MONDAY JANUARY 9, 2012 AT 7:00 PM
Jennifer Parrow, Finance Officer
Published: January 11, 2011
Jennifer Parrow, Finance Officer Mike Wolff, Mayor
Published once at the total approximate cost of $___________________.