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City police officers’ pay issues addressed

March 18, 2020 - 00:00
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During the Mar. 10 Eagle Lake City Council meeting, City Manager Gary Broz informed council that an inadvertent salary shortfall for a number of police officers had been identified, and was in the process of being rectified.

Broz stated that the affected officers currently employed by ELPD had received the back pay owed to them, and the two former ELPD officers affected would likely receive their checks in the coming days.

Additionally, Broz presented information related to providing elected officials and some city personnel with cell phones which would be designated for city business only.

The response to this proposal was mixed, but all aldermen agreed they wanted to see more information and more pricing options before committing to anything.

Broz brought the phone issue to council after City Attorney Art Pertile, III indicated during his presentation two weeks earlier that if a legal action were to be brought against the city, phones and emails would probably be subpoenaed and could be held for weeks.

In other council business:

Council approved a motion to refer the bed-andbreakfast ordinance issue to the Planning and Zoning committee for a recommendation, heard from two residents seeking city water and sewer service on their property, and adopted a resolution allowing the city manager to move forward in seeking funding for new water meters.

Election judges were approved for the May 2 city election, heard the annual racial profiling report from Police Chief Wilton White, Jr. and received a coronavirus preparedness update from Colorado County EMS Director Michael Furrh Colorado County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Chuck Rogers.