Grandview council approves sick leave changes
an effort to equalize the number of sick leave hours union and non-union city
employees may stockpile, the Grandview City Council has approved a resolution
making sick leave accrual the same across the board.
Previously, non-union employees were only allowed 1,440
hours of accrued sick leave, while union employees were allowed 1,800 hours,
explained Grandview City Manager Jim Sewell.
He said currently the police union agreement allows the
accrual of one working day of sick leave per month of employment to a maximum
of 180 working days.
"Currently, police officers and sergeants work 10-hour
shirts and are permitted to accrue a total of 1,800 hours," Sewell
The new resolution is the result of a pending promotion of a
Grandview police sergeant, a unionized position, to a non-union position as
police captain, he said.
The person would be penalized for taking the non-union
position under the current set of rules, Sewell explained.
Sewell sad the council has always supported the position
that the city's non-union employees should receive benefits at a level no less
than other city employees.
Grandview beautification awards presented
- The Grandview
honored August Homes of the Month with a presentation of awards as part
of Monday night's meeting.
Honored for outstanding pride in ownership were Rosa Benitez
of 711 Highland, Glen and Tina Glockner of 202 Sunset Lane, Harlan and Pam
Sandifer of 111 E. Bonnieview, Veva Whitney of 1200 S. Euclid #10 and Mike and
Debi Esparza of 1110 W. Third St.
Awarded the Grandview August Business Beautification Award
was Grandview Health Care Center of 912 Hillcrest.
Grandview Council bans parking on Fifth Street
- At the
request of Grandview City Public Works Director Cus Arteaga, the Grandview City
Council has approved an ordinance banning on-street parking along West Fifth
The ban was put into place to allow for street improvements.
The council approved the prohibition of on-street parking on both sides of West
Fifth Street from Hillcrest to the west city limits.
The change will allows the city to add a new center turn
lane, explained Arteaga.
"The turn lane is needed to handle increased traffic
volumes in the area, which has seen a lot of growth in recent years," he