Time clock in store for Bradford Village employees

bradfordAt the Bradford Village board monthly meeting Saturday, the board discussed various brands of time clocks for Village employees to utilize. One costing $230 from Sam’s Club was unanimously approved to purchase for this purpose.
Instead of filling out their own time sheets, employees will be required to clock in and out of work, as soon as this new procedure is implemented.
A garbage pick-up contract from Murphy’s was approved by the board unanimously. The contract calls for a $10 charge per household for a term of four years. With 300 households in Bradford, the cost equals $3,000.
The motor vehicle driving policy was adopted by the board, which calls for sanctions if any violations occur of the policy. For example, driving a Village vehicle while legally intoxicated either with alcohol or drugs would bring specified penalties applicable to that Village employee.

The Reverse Osmosis (R/O) filter membranes for the Village water supply will cost $26,700 for 60 filters. It has been 10 years since the current filters were installed. The cost brings a $3,300 savings on the membrane filters that the Village will realize.

A review of the Full-Time Personnel Policy was tabled until next month when it will be voted upon. Also tabled was a request from Jacqui and Jimmy Grant for the Village to replace the worn Christmas decorations with money raised from various fundraisers.
The Police Committee agenda items of one – Dawn Dove and two – the K9 unit, were moved from open meeting to Executive Session. At this juncture, the board conducted a two and one-half hour closed Executive Session.
Returning to open meeting, President Wilson made the following statement, “Our Executive Session was to review information and further discuss ongoing information with the police department and for personnel, and the maintenance position. At this time, we do not have a decision made on what action will be taken.”
This statement failed to address any issues occurring presently concerning the Bradford Police Department. At last month’s Village board meeting, the board unanimously voted without explanation to remove the K9 unit from Police Chief Dawn Dove’s authority and transferred that authority to the Village President.
As of present, there has been no public explanation addressing possible internal issues in regards to the police department.
The meeting was then adjourned.

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