Woodbury Board OK's Changes To Employment Policies

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The Town of Woodbury Mayor and Board Of Aldermen approved several changes or updates to various policies in the Town Of Woodbury Employee Handbook Tuesday night during its monthly meeting at City Hall.

Some of the changes and updates include emphasizing the Town of Woodbury as an at will employer.

All employees must notify department heads of any address or phone changes within 7 days of the change.

All employees must accept Certified Mail sent to them by the town.

One policy formally stated three violations of a specific offense could lead to termination. The policy has been changed to three violations of a compliation of offenses can lead to termination.

Drug and alcohol testing policy has been changed to randomly test any employee employed in a safety type position such as a policeman or fireman. If there is just cause any employee can be drug tested. The Town of Woodbury has to designate a doctor to read the results. All new employees will be required to undergo a drug test before employment.

The Ordinance passed on first reading and will be put on the agenda for a public hearing and second reading for the November meeting.

In other business, the Board approved the request of Connie Lorance who sought a roadblock October 21st and 22nd for the Cannon County High School FCCLA Class. The class uses the funds raised to cover transportation costs for an annual trip to Atlanta in November.

The Board also approved the waiver request of Debbie Vaughn from having to install a Type 1 Suppression Hood System at the Gathering Place Cafe in the Old Feed Store Antique Mall.

The matter was first brought up to the planning commission last month and the planning commission said it was a decision that needed to have been made by the Woodbury Aldermen. The expensive system only needed to be put in place if grease laden food was being prepared. The Cafe would only be serving Deli type comfort foods.

The waiver request passed with the stipulation that the approval would expire if the Vaughns ever sold the business or cafe or if they decide to start serving the type of food that would require the Type 1 Supression Hood System to be in place.

The next meeting of the Mayor and Board Of Aldermen is scheduled to take place Tuesday, November 8th.
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Members Opinions:
October 05, 2011 at 7:23pm
All employees should be drug tested,from the Mayor down.then random testing after that.Are the police an the fireman any more dangerous than a employee driving a heavy piece equipment on city streets.I have a cdl.license an have to be drug tested any time I take a new tour.City employees should be subjet to the same rules.Since I have to work to pay taxes that pay there salary
October 06, 2011 at 8:09am
Oh shucks! I was hoping that a nepotism clause was in the works. Also, advertising of open positions since Woodbury is blessed with many qualified people who are out of work due the the economy.
October 06, 2011 at 8:08pm
totsy73, we are lucky to get this, maybe sometime in the next century they will address the nepotism problem.I forgot to say all elected officals should be drug tested also.But look at it this way if there relatives did not give them a job who would.
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