WHEREAS, in view of the events of September 11, 2001 and the subsequent activation of 50,000 reservists, (including one Village of Granville employee), it has become appropriate to review the topic of military leave for our Village employees, and
WHEREAS, it has become apparent that Section 145.14 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville needs to be revised to conform with the current state of the law in Ohio.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE, OHIO:
Section I: The existing Section 145.14 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville be and hereby is amended to read as follows:
Section 145.14, Village employees entitled to paid military leave. (A) (1) Village employees, who are members of the Ohio organized militia, or members of other reserve components of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio national guard, are entitled to leave of absence from their respective positions without loss of pay for the time they are performing service in the uniformed services, as defined in section 5903.01 of the Revised Code for periods of up to one month, for each calendar year in which they are performing service in the uniformed services. (2) As used in this section, “calendar year” means the year beginning on the first day of January and ending on the last day of December, and “month” means twenty-two eight-hour work days or one hundred seventy-six hours within one calendar year. (B) Except as otherwise provided in division (C ) of this section, any Village employee who is entitled to the leave provided under division (A) of this section and who is called or ordered to the uniformed services for longer than a month, for each calendar year in which the employee performed service in the uniformed services, because of an executive order issued by the president of the United States or an act of congress is entitled, during the period designated in the order or act, to a leave of absence and to be paid for the first month as specified above in (A) (1), and thereafter, during each monthly pay period of that leave of absence, the lesser of the following: (1) The difference between the Village employee’s gross monthly wage or salary as a Village employee and the sum of the Village employee’s gross uniformed pay and allowances received that month; (2) Five hundred dollars. (C) No Village employee shall receive payments under division (B) of this section if the sum of the Village employee’s gross uniformed pay and allowances received in a pay period exceeds the employee’s gross wage or salary as a Village employee for that period or if the Village employee is receiving pay under division (A) of this section. (D) Each Village employee who is entitled to leave provided under division (A) of this section shall submit to the Village Finance Officer the published order authorizing the call or order to the uniformed services or a written statement from the appropriate military commander authorizing that service, prior to being credited with such leave.
Section II: This Ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after the earliest period allowed by law