ORDINANCE NO. 2014-08
AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AN AMENDMENT TO THE PERSONNEL MANUAL
FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, TO ADD SECTION ON EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION WHEN WEATHER EMERGENCY DECLARED FOR PAULDING COUNTY, OHIO, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Antwerp desires to amend the Personnel Manual for the Village of Antwerp, Ohio.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Antwerp, County of Paulding, State of Ohio:
Section 1. The Village of Antwerp, Ohio, amends the Personnel Manual, and adds a new section entitled “Weather Emergencies,” which will be designated as Section XXII. The new Section XXII on Weather Emergencies provides the policy adopted by the Council of the Village of Antwerp governing weather emergencies and the compensation of Village employees. A copy of the new Section XXII is attached hereto and made a part hereof as Exhibit A. The remaining provisions of the Personnel Manual are hereby amended to correct the numbering of subsequent sections due to the addition of this new section.
Section 2. It is found and determined that all formal actions of the Council concerning and relating to the passage of this Ordinance were adopted in an open meeting of this Council, and that all deliberations of the Council and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal action, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements.
Section 3. This Ordinance is deemed an emergency measure necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety and welfare and for the further reason to modify the Personnel Manual effective upon passage of this Ordinance, and this Ordinance shall take effect and be in force immediately after its passage; otherwise, it shall take effect and be in force after the earliest period allowed by law.
Passed: , 2014
Tom VanVlerah, Mayor
Loretta Baker, Fiscal Officer
SECTION XXII: WEATHER EMERGENCIES
Section 22.01 Declaration of Weather Emergency
A weather emergency may be declared by the Paulding County Sheriff or the County Sheriff’s designee for purposes of limiting a Village employee’s obligation to travel to and from work for a specific period of time. Village employees will be compensated at their regular rate of pay for the number of hours for which they were scheduled to work during the emergency period if they were instructed not to report to work or were sent home.
Section 22.02 Previously Scheduled Vacation or Continuing Sick Leave
Employees not scheduled to work because of scheduled vacation or continuing sick leave will be charged for the leave regardless of the declared emergency. If vacation or sick leave ends prior to the end of the declared emergency, no leave time will be charged for the remainder of the emergency.
Section 22.03 Compensation
An employee who is absent, tardy or leaves work early on days when weather conditions interfere with travel but when no emergency has been declared by the County Sheriff is absent without leave and therefore in no-pay status. The employee may with approval of the appointing authority account for time during which the employee was absent from his or her job due to inclement weather by working such time in addition to the employee’s regular schedule or by charging it to vacation leave or compensatory time; otherwise, leave without pay will be charged. Inclement weather is not a valid reason for the use of sick leave.
Section 22.04 Overtime Compensation
During weather emergencies, those agencies required to maintain twenty-four-hour or emergency service may continue to use available personnel beyond regularly scheduled hours. Eligible employees required by their appointing authority to work beyond their regular shift shall be paid overtime for such additional hours of work, in accordance with Section 9.03 of the Village’s Personnel Manual.