Handed out a MERS report showing other road commission employee’s monthly wages and commented she is the lowest paid, even the truck drivers make more than her.
Commissioner Ogden commented that truck driver positions require a CLD license and various other endorsements; the staff engineer position requires a college degree. Ms. Davis responded that she has an Associate’s Degree in Accounting.
Ms. Davis stated that it is her understanding the previous Payroll/Accounts Payable Clerk made a “terrible mess” of accounts payable and payroll and was earning $13.00 per hour, while she is only making $9.87 per hour and does a good job.
The Board questioned Ms. Davis regarding her tardiness. Ms. Davis responded that she was only one to two minutes late a week, she has a 16 year old car and also doesn’t have to gumption is unable to pass slow vehicles.
Ms. Davis stated that she doesn’t think $11.00 per hour is good enough.
Ms. Davis concluded her presentation and left the meeting. The Board continued wage rate deliberations for the Clerk, Shop Foreman and Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk. The Board instructed Mr. Harmon to prepare a wage rate recommendation for these three positions for the January 24, 2005 meeting.
Inquired about Donegal Bay Bike Path reimbursement. Mr. Harmon explained that unbeknown to him, a MDOT 802 Form had to be submitted by the Road Commission for reimbursement. The reimbursement form has been completed and sent to MDOT.
At the October Annual Township Meetings, the Road Commission promised the townships a response regarding 2005 Road Commission Cost Share Policy status.
Mr. Harmon recommended to continue the Gravel Share Policy, Sealcoat Policy (road commission paying $2,000/Mile of township funded sealcoat projects), and pay all engineering for township funded road construction projects.
Commissioner Ogden will prepare a letter for the Board to sign explaining the 2005 Road Commission Share Policies.
Commissioner Ogden moved to pay bills totaling $33,310.42, seconded by Commissioner Saunders.
VOTE:Ayes – Saunders, Way, OgdenNays – 0Motion carried.