The Marshall County Council members will reorganize when they meet for the first time this year today.
After the reorganization, Sheriff Matt Hassel will present a grant request for Naloxone rescue kits and Judge Dean Colvin will join Sheriff Hassel in a request for the purchase of an iTouch Biometric Fingerprint System for the probation department. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council members will meet in regular session tonight.
The council members will act on additional readings of the traffic ordinance and the salary ordinance.
The traffic ordinance designates a congested motor vehicle traffic and pedestrian area on Lakeshore Drive and signage will be placed between 508 Lakeshore east to 824 Lakeshore Drive. The ordinance also creates a no parking zone for 50 feet from the intersection on both sides of the street on Batabano and South Plymouth Street.
Plymouth City Council member Don Ecker, Jr. asked Mayor Mark Senter and Clerk-Treasurer Jeanine Xaver this week why they aren’t getting raises in the 2018 salary ordinance.
Mayor Senter said he thought it was the right thing to do.
The Culver Town Council approved an ordinance amendment that increases the hourly wage for a new advanced paramedic to a range from $10.00 to $15.50 an hour beginning Nov. 1.
EMS Director Kathy Hart thanked the council and noted that the increase will help attract advanced paramedics to the department. She said several applicants have turned away from the position after learning that the wages aren’t comparable to other area departments. This will allow Culver EMS to be more competitive when seeking applications. Continue reading
The Marshall County Council discussed a change in the probation item in the 2017 salary ordinance.
Auditor Julie Fox explained that the chief probation officer retired thus adjusting the rate of pay.
Several Marshall County employees will not become eligible for overtime pay tomorrow, after all. Changes at the federal level that were set to take effect December 1 would have required employees making less than about $47,000 to be eligible for overtime. Earlier this month, the county council approved the change to non-overtime-exempt status for those employees. Continue reading
The City of Plymouth continues making some of the arrangements for its Community Crossings grant application. The state program provides matching funds for street projects. During its last meeting, the Plymouth Common Council decided to go for a million dollars in matching money, the maximum amount available from the program. Continue reading
Salary ordinances will be on the agenda when the Plymouth Common Council meets this evening.
Second and third readings will be held for an amendment to the 2016 salary ordinance to address the fire department’s work schedule, while an ordinance fixing salaries for Plymouth elected officials in 2016 will be brought to a first reading. Continue reading