Euharlee approves floodplain ordinance, policy
by Neil McGahee
May 06, 2014 | 960 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After spending nearly two hours in executive session, the Euharlee City Council passed a revised floodplain management ordinance, which contained language consistent with other area floodplain ordinances.

Next it approved a version of a grievance policy that had been the topic of sometimes heated debate since Mayor Dennis Thayer took office in January. Council member Joseph “Jo-Jo” Turner had argued that there was no protection for an employee who filed a grievance.

“The first thing we know is six weeks later he decides to quit and we don’t know why,” Turner said at a previous meeting. “I think that protection needs to be included on this policy.”

The revised policy contained protection for any employee that files a grievance.

In other business, council:

• approved another subject of earlier debate, the mission and vision statements after revisions were made.

• approved the new city logo designed by Euharlee resident Alec Trapheagen, which features larger, more distinctive fonts while retaining the image of the city’s covered bridge. It will be displayed on all city communications and property.

• Euharlee Police Chief Terry Harget gave the monthly report, his first appearance since he was struck by a car while directing traffic in front of Woodland Middle School in March.

• approved renewal of workers compensation insurance policy.

• approved soccer fees for Joe Cowan Park.

Euharlee City Council will meet next on Tuesday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at Euharlee City Hall.