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Commissioners discuss on-call payment for county IT and maintenance

| January 2, 2013

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton County Commissioners met on Wednesday, Jan. 2 with Mr. Ike Reger and Mr. Mike LaVigne to discuss on-call hours for IT administrators and maintenance employees in the county.

The Commissioners proposed that an on-call system be created to give Reger and LaVigne a break, who are both currently on call constantly in their department. The rotating system would have a different employee in each department on call each week with a two or three hour overtime payment guaranteed, unless the employee worked more than those hours.

In order to have each employee in the IT and Maintenance department take a week on-call, each department agreed that employees need to start cross-training so that each person can do multiple jobs. If an employee could not be on call for their assigned week, they would be allowed to switch weeks with another employee.

Dane Shryock, Coshocton County Commissioner, asked what would happen if the employee on call for that week was out of cell phone service? He asked LaVigne to check into a pager system where employees who were out of cell phone service could be paged. The Commissioners agreed that Reger and LaVigne needed to discuss this on-call rotation system with their employees before being implemented. Reger and LaVigne will return to the Commissioners’ office next Wednesday, Jan. 9, to discuss their results.

The Commissioners then went into executive session with a representative from the Sheriff’s Office to discuss a possible computer problem regarding dog tags. Some 2012 dog tags may not have been entered correctly into the system because of a computer error, which is currently under investigation.

The Commissioners also approved:

–          A motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting were approved.

–          A motion to sign Resolution 2013-01 for the Coshocton County Engineer Force Account in matters pertaining to maintenance repair, construction and reconstruction of roads in Coshocton County was approved.

–          A motion granting permission to the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office to utilize Downes, Fishel, Hass & Kim LLP to represent them in matters of labor relations was approved.

–          A motion to sign a Letter of Agreement between Coshocton County Commissioners and IAS Maintenance Support in the amount of $67,465.00 to extend the renewal and extension for the period of Jan. 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2013 as requested by Ms. Christine Sycks, County Auditor was approved.

–          A motion granting permission to the County Recorder and staff to attend meetings, conferences, and training seminars for the 2013 calendar year was approved.

–          A motion granting permission to the staff at Juvenile/Probate Court to attend meetings, conferences, and training seminars for the 2013 calendar year was approved.

The Commissioners also approved Transfers and Additionals and received the Dog Warden report.

Category: Government

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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