WILMINGTON — New city positions and earlier access to city employee vacation days were approved during Thursday’s Wilmington City Council meeting.
Judiciary Committee Chairperson Matt Purkey presented the two ordinances which were passed during the committee’s report.
The two positions created in the first ordinance were cemetery ground technician and source water protection coordinator.
With the cemetery position, Purkey told council that over the last couple of months they had discussed establishing this position instead of hiring a contractor to come in and take care of the cemetery.
At the March 15 council meeting, both Chairperson Purkey and Councilmember Kelsey Swindler told council the positions had been budgeted.
The second approved ordinance amends the City’s Codified Ordinance allowing city employees to use vacation days after 90 days instead of after a year of employment.
“We recognize that with employees getting hired in there won’t be a lot of vacations in those 90 days. But a lot of times people are hired in with a trip planned and things like that,” said Purkey.
Also during council:
• Safety/Service Director Brian Shidaker said they have awarded the crack sealing and paving contracts. The total price contracted is $904,395 which is $305,726 less than anticipated, according to Shidaker.
• During the City Revitalization Committee report, Chairperson Jonathan McKay told council the Wilmington Public Library named Joe Knueven of Germantown as its new nirector. Knueven told council he wants to come to a meeting and discuss what his plans are for the library.
• Parks and Recreation Committee Chairperson Bill Liermann told council that Donna Armstrong has been appointed as the newest member of the Park Board. Armstrong fills the seat previously held by Maria Butcher.
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