Employees Generally

151.01 Non-unionized employees; benefits
            and terms of employment.
151.02 Bonds.
151.03 Residence requirements.
151.04 Limitation of employees.
151.05 Reimbursement of gas expenses.
151.06 Part time employee defined.
151.07 Drug free workplace.


Public records commissions - see Ohio R.C. 149.39
Welfare - see Ohio Const., Art. II, Sec. 34
Workers' compensation - see Ohio Const., Art. II, Sec. 35; Ohio R.C. Ch. 4123
Wages and hours on public works - see Ohio Const., Art. II, Sec. 37; Ohio R.C. Ch. 4115
Civil Service Law - see Ohio R.C. 124
Public Employees Retirement System - see Ohio R.C. Ch. 145
Council to fix bonds and salaries - see Ohio R.C. 731.04, 731.08
Conduct and delinquent charges - see Ohio R.C. 733.34 et seq., 733.72 et seq.
Bond of municipal officers - see Ohio R.C. 733.69 et seq.
Contract interest - see GEN. OFF. 525.10
Civil Service Commission - see ADM. Ch. 145


(a) Council finds it necessary to codify certain terms and conditions of employment for non-unionized employees of the City. This section shall effect all full-time employees of the City not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

(b) The employees covered by this section shall be entitled to the same sick leave, bereavement leave, personal leave, medical leave, and jury leave benefits as have been granted to non-uniform City employees.

(c) Employees covered by this section shall be granted by the Administration fifteen days sick leave with pay for each year, which shall be credited at the rate of ten hours per month. Upon retirement, an employee shall receive a lump-sum severance pay equal to his or her accumulated but unused sick leave to a maximum of forty-five days. Payment shall be made within thirty days from the date of retirement.

(d) In the event that an employee is injured in the performance of his or her job which results in the receipt of Workers? Compensation benefits, such employee shall continue to be covered by health insurance paid by the City for a period of one year from the date of the accident.

(e) The City shall pay one hundred percent (100%) of the premium for health coverage as is provided to all other full-time employees of the City. Further, the City shall provide a twenty thousand dollar ($20,000) life insurance policy to employees covered by this section.

(f) Employees covered by this section shall be scheduled by the Mayor and Auditor as they may direct, subject to limitations as placed on positions through ordinances, state and federal law, and the Table of Organization and Appropriations.

(g) Employees covered by this section shall be entitled to the following paid holidays:

(1) New Years? Day;

(2) Martin Luther King Day;

(3) Memorial Day;

(4) Fourth of July;

(5) Labor Day;

(6) Veterans Day;

(7) Thanksgiving Day; and

(8) Christmas.

(h) Salaried employees shall receive a two hundred eighty dollar ($280.00) one-time clothing allowance payable June 1, 1993.

(i) Upon preapproval by requisitions signed by the Mayor and approved by the Auditor as to funds available, a salaried employee may be reimbursed for expenses incurred by employees in complying with mandatory educational or training requirements necessary to continue in such person?s employment position. Such reimbursement shall be paid only upon satisfactory completion resulting in a passing grade and/or certification.

(j) Salaried employees shall receive paid vacations based on years of service in accordance with the following schedule:

(1) One week after one year of continuous service;

(2) Two weeks after three years of continuous service;

(3) Three weeks after six years of continuous service;

(4) Four weeks after fourteen years of continuous service;

(5) Five weeks after nineteen years of continuous service.
After the first anniversary date, vacation shall accrue beginning on January 1. During the implementation of this policy, the employee may carry over up to two weeks of vacation into 1994 and one week in 1995. Beginning in 1995, all vacation earned must be used in the year accrued. Vacations are subject to the approval of the Mayor and Auditor with respect to employees under their employ.

(k) In the event of layoff, the City will pay one month of health insurance following the month of layoff.
(Ord. 93-011. Passed 10-7-93.)

151.02 BONDS.
All City employees shall be bonded under a blanket surety bond in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000) except that the Auditor shall be bonded in the amount of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000).


(a) As a condition of employment with the City, any persons making application therefor must first be a resident of the area outlined in red upon the map attached to Ordinance 801 and made a part hereof by reference and must maintain residence in such area during the entire term of his employment.

(b) The hiring authorities are hereby authorized and directed to terminate the employment of City employees who are not residents of such area.
(Ord. 801. Passed 12-2-76.)

The number and classification of full-time employees of the City is restricted and limited to a maximum as follows:

(a) Administrative.

(1) One Clerk of Council.

(2) A Mayor's Clerk.

(3) One Auditor's Clerk.

(4) One Building Code Administrator.

(5) One Health Commissioner.

(6) One Public Health Nurse.

(7) One Income Tax Administrator.

(8) One Community Development Director. (Part-Time - 12 hours per week)

(9) One Secretary for Community Development Director. (Part-Time - 12 hours per week)

(b) Department of Public Safety.

(1) Division of Police.

A. One Chief of Police.

B. Two Lieutenants I (Senior Grade).

C. Two Lieutenants II (Lateral move from sergeant).

D. Eight Patrolmen.

E. Eight Reserve Officers (part-time).

(2) Division of Fire.

A. Seven Truck Drivers, including a Chief, Assistant Chief, Captain and two Lieutenants, all of whom shall be

"working drivers".

B. Twenty-three Volunteer Firemen.

(3) One Part-time Parking Utility Person.

(c) Department of Public Service.

(1) Division of Sanitation.

Two Truck Drivers.

(2) Division of Streets.

A. One Truck Driver.

B. One Street Sweeper Operator.

(3) Division of Water and Sewers.

A. One Clerk.

B. One Chief Engineer, who shall also serve as needed as the Chemist and as an extra Pump Operator.

C. Four Pump Operators.

D. One Truck Driver.

E. Two Meter Readers.

(4) Laborers - Service Department.

     Five Laborers.

(5) Miscellaneous.

A. One Heavy Equipment Operator.

B. One Janitor.

C. One Part-time Electrical Utility Worker.
(Ord. 97-001. Passed 2-20-97.)


(a) Any Municipal official, officer, clerk, or employee, whether elected or appointed, who incurs gasoline expenses while using a motor vehicle not owned by the City in the furtherance of Municipal business shall pay for all such gasoline expenses from his own personal funds and obtain a receipt therefor.

(b) Any Municipal official, officer, clerk, or employee, whether elected or appointed, incurring gasoline expenses may submit his receipt therefor to the Auditor along with a statement of the mileage driven, the place of departure and destination, and the nature of the Municipal business which made incurrence of the expense necessary. The Auditor may pay any such Municipal official, officer, clerk or employee when he determines that funds are available and the expense was necessary.
(Ord. 1146. Passed 9-5-85.)


(a) A part time employee shall be defined as any employee who is hired to work less than the fulltime standard work week consisting of forty hours on a regularly scheduled basis.
(Ord. 1196. Passed 11-19-86.)

(b) Part-time employees of the City shall not receive vacation benefits.
(Ord. 1322. Passed 4-5-90.)


(a) No employee of the City engaged in work or while in the workplace shall unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess or use any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana, or any other controlled or "look alike" counterfeit substance as defined in federal and state law.

(b) "Workplace" means the site for the performance of work done in connection with the City. The workplace includes any City buildings, properties, equipment, vehicles, or work sites that are under the jurisdiction of the City where work is performed.

(c) As a condition of employment, employees must abide by the terms of this section.

(d) The City shall develop and adopt a drug-awareness program to inform employees about: the dangers of drug abuse in the workplace; the City?s policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace; any available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance programs; and the penalties that may be imposed upon employees for drug abuse violations occurring in the workplace.

(e) Any employee who is convicted of any criminal drug statute for a violation occurring in the workplace must notify the Mayor in writing no later than five calendar days after such conviction.

(f) The City will take appropriate personnel action against such an employee who is convicted of any criminal drug statute for a violation occurring in the workplace, up to and including termination; or will require such employee to participate satisfactorily in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved for such purposes by a federal, state or local health, law enforcement or other appropriate agency.
(Ord. 97-006. Passed 2-20-97.)

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