Hearing scheduled for changes to holiday pay

By Danielle Coots Special Correspondent

May 2, 2014

BELLBROOK — The City of Bellbrook will be hosting a public hearing on May 19 to discuss revisions to the personnel policies and procedures as they pertain to “holiday” pay for part-time employees.

“These changes are primarily for our part-time firefighters. As for now, they don’t get paid any differently on a holiday as opposed to any other day of the year,” Bellbrook City Manager Mark Schlagheck said. “That sometimes causes difficulty scheduling because obviously everyone wants to be with their families. So this is just a little incentive to compensate those employees that are coming in and working those holidays.”

The holidays that will be affected in the change are New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. The changes would allow part-time firefighters or other part-time employees to be compensated at a rate of one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for the hours they work during the specific holiday.

“It will be a minimal cost for us in the long run, but it will be worth it for the safety of our residents,” continued Schlagheck.

The city council meeting, which is normally held on the second Monday of each month will be held the third 7 p.m. Monday, May 19. Should anyone have any input or questions, please attend the public hearing. Each person will have a chance to speak to the council.

For additional information contact the City of Bellbrook at 937-848-4666.