The Granville Village Council adopted the following legislation at the January 2, 2013 regular meeting:
Resolution No. 2013-01, A Resolution Authorizing the Village Manager, Finance Director, and Police Chief to Execute an Agreement Between the Village of Granville and the Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Labor Council Inc., Representing the Full-time Police Officers and Police Sergeants, an Agreement Effective From January 1, 2013, Through December 31, 2015
This resolution authorizes the Village Manager, Finance Director, and Police Chief to execute an agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police, representing the full-time police officers and police sergeants. There are few substantive changes from the prior agreement, with the exception of a 1.5% increase for each of the next three years, the elimination of one of the "ghost” steps resulting in a reduction of the number of years a patrolman, hired at the minimum level, will achieve maximum pay, the receipt of payment of unused sick leave upon retirement in compliance with the Village’s personnel policy and the total annual amount of compensatory time earned by police officers was increased from forty hours to sixty hours. This time is not a rotating amount (earn it, use it, re-earn it, etc.), but a fixed total annual accumulation.
Resolution No. 2013-02, A Resolution to Establish the Annual Compensation Adjustment for Non-Bargaining Employees for the Fiscal Year 2013
This resolution adjusts the compensation for non-bargaining employees in pay grades A-K, which affects nineteen Village employees not covered by collective bargaining (union) agreements. This resolution treats non-bargaining employees like Village union employees by authorizing a 1.5% cost of living increase. These employees are generally non-police and non-public works individuals including department heads, clerical, and Village office staff.
Resolution No. 2013-03, A Resolution Authorizing the Village Manager to Advertise for Bids for Various Village Projects and Items Throughout 2013
Village staff has traditionally requested permission to advertise for bids just prior to the beginning of a project. This resolution requests Council’s permission to proceed with advertising for bids for items or projects for the entire year. All local and State purchasing rules and regulations will be complied with. These projects and items were Council approved expenditures in the 2013 budget. Providing staff with approval to advertise for bids with one Resolution will streamline the bidding process and Council’s agendas. The projects or items that will need to go through the bid process for 2013 include ground maintenance, street improvement project, purchase of two police cruisers, purchase of utility truck, towing and Impound and the purchase of water chemicals
Resolution No. 2013-04, A Resolution Authorizing the Village Manager to Prepare and Submit a Letter of Interest to the Ohio Department of Transportation for Funding Through the Transportation Alternative Program for the Cherry Valley Interchange
The Ohio Department of Transportation announced that it would be accepting Letters of Interest for potential projects to be funded through the Transportation Alternative (TA) Program. Projects funded through the TA program are intended to enhance the transportation experience, but are not highway projects. As part of its announcement, ODOT stated that Letters of Interest for potential projects would need to be submitted by February 1st for consideration during the current round of funding. This resolution authorizes the Village Manager to prepare and submit a Letter of Interest for the funding of the improvements to the Cherry Valley interchange bridge requested by LCATS, the City of Newark and the Village of Granville. A submission of a Letter of Interest does not bind the Village to submit a full application or to proceed with the project; but without the submittal of a Letter of Interest, the project would not be eligible for Transportation Alternative funding.
Resolution No. 2013-05, A Resolution to Establish Bonuses for Department Heads Based on the Village Manager Evaluations
This resolution provides merit increases to three department heads of 1%, 3% and 5%. The resolution also allows department heads to approve merit increases of an additional 1.5% for employees not at the top of the pay range.
All legislation is available for review at the Village Offices during regular business hours, which are normally 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The Village Offices are located at 141 East Broadway.