Seasonal employee policy change considered
Carrollton City Council approves first reading to change policy, job description
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 10:00 AM
Carrollton City Council members discussed making changes to the city's policy on seasonal employees in order to create a position for campground manager, and to schedule events for the city's campground.
Mayor Gene McMurry presented a job description to the council Monday for seasonal workers. Under the new ordinance, seasonal employees could work 40 hours a week for up to nine months of the year.
Council members unanimously approved the first reading of the city ordinance addressing policy and procedures - including the job description - but asked that the ordinance also require a surety bond for seasonal employees.
The council will hire a campground manager after the second reading of the ordinance at the city council's next meeting. The job does not have to be advertised prior to the hire because the job will be considered seasonal.
Council members also discussed a calendar of events for the campground. A tentative schedule of events included holiday events, entertainment and contests for the upcoming camping season.
No decisions were made, but McMurry asked council members to take a look at the schedule and make notes about events that need to be reconsidered or changed.
Also during the meeting, Carrollton resident Steve McMahan addressed the council to ask about parking near his home. He asked council members if he might be able to place concrete parking blocks at the end of the city right-of-way to keep vehicles from tearing up his yard.
"I'm getting tired of it," McMahan said of the parking issue. "It is rutting the yard up pretty bad."
McMahan said the paved street allows people to park with two wheels on the pavement, but two wheels fall off the edge into his yard.
"I don't have a problem with people parking there," McMahan said. "It's just the damage."
McMurry told McMahan that the city's public works department would take a look at the situation to see if curbs might help with the issue.
McMahan also said several motorcycles in the area create noise issues. The motorcycle group also blocked the street at times last summer and fall, causing a traffic issue.
McMurry said he was aware of the issue, and police had been sent to warn the group last year.
"It's not going to happen this year," he said.
In other business:
City attorney G. Edward James opened bids from two companies for a breathing air station with a compressor for the city's fire department. Breathing Air Systems of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and High Tech Rescue of Shelbyville submitted bids for the project. Greg Beck, the city's fire chief, said High Tech Rescue did not submit a complete bid, and Breathing Air Systems also provide breathing air stations to other businesses in the Carrollton area.
After receiving a recommendation from Beck, council members voted to accept the bid of Breathing Air Systems for $40,986. A $41,000 grant will pay for the new system.
Council members approved a request to use Point Park for Bands & BBQ at the Point on Sept. 6-7. Council members also approved a request to use Point Park for the Extreme Iron Man Catfish Tournament on Sept. 28.