On Thursday, February 16, 2017 the Pickens County Board of Commissioners met for their regularly scheduled board meeting. Once the meeting was underway, amendments to the agenda were made. These amendments included the Rotary Proclamation being added to the Consent Agenda section. After this, the agenda was approved, employees were recognized, and the finance report was given.
The Consent Agenda consisted of two parts. First, the Board signed forms pertinent to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s approval of application for funding and sub grant award of $11,250 for palm print machine for sex offender registration. Second, the Board signed the Rotary Has Heart Proclamation. Old business was conducted, then new business, before beginning the action items. These items included approving the minutes from the January 19, 2017 regular board meeting and the February 2, 2017 work session. There were also two rezoning requests. The first was for Toby R. Miller, who requested a change from Rural Residential to Highway Business. The second was Rock Creek Manor, who requested a change from Industrial to Highway Business with the addition of 4.37 acres. Both rezoning requests were approved.
The Fox Environmental Annual Water quality monitoring contract was then discussed, and employee handbook updates were made. The updates included a change which now allows a supervisor to request a doctor’s excuse from an employee after missing one day of work instead of the previous rule of three days. Differ Compensation Plan 457 was removed from the handbook, and there was a clarification made on whether the county offices close on the weekday before or after a holiday that falls on a weekend. The rule is now that if a holiday falls on a Saturday, the offices take off the Friday before, and if the holiday falls on a Sunday, the offices close on the following Monday. There were two text amendments: the first being the re-adoption of Chapter 6 (Alcoholic Beverages), and the second being the re-adoption of Chapter 67 Land Use Intensity Districts and Map. Guest comments were made, and then the meeting was adjourned.
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The Pickens County Board of Commissioners met on February 2nd for its monthly work session. The only item on the agenda was employee handbook updates.
The discussion mainly focused on the requirement for employees to present documentation when using sick days. Currently if the sick days exceed 2 concurrent days then the supervisor may require documentation from the employee. This could be updated to change this requirement to 2 days, of course it would depend on the discretion of the supervisor.
There was also discussion regarding comp time, holiday pay, and retirement. The changes, if made, could effect all County employees if they opt in on the terms and agreements.
FYN will follow up after the board’s regular meeting at which time changes could be implemented.
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Bart Connelly, candidate, Pickens County Board of Commissioners, District 1