The Ravenswood City Council voted to eliminate sick days for salaried employees at their regular meeting last Tuesday. 


The Ravenswood City Council voted to eliminate sick days for salaried employees at their regular meeting last Tuesday. 

Salaried city employees receive one sick day per month and, if it goes unused, that sick day can roll over onto future months and accumulate.  The focus of the vote was to eliminate that accumulation. 

Following an executive session to discuss personnel issues in greater detail, council voted 5-0 to eliminate sick days; Councilman Billy Sharp abstained. 

Salaried employees will now get paid their regular salary and that will cover whether they show up for work or stay home due to illness. 

In other action, city council declined a request to hire Tyler Hinkle as a lifeguard at Ravenswood City Pool.  Council members felt that current lifeguards were not getting enough hours as is. 

Also, city council voted to add Steve Tucker and Susan VanHoose to the Recreation Commission with terms to expire on June 15, 2014. 

The next meeting of the Ravenswood City Council will be Tuesday, August 4, at 7:00 p.m. at Ravenswood City Hall.