At this Wednesday's council an agenda item appears to spend $6,000 to have the town host a party for all employees and volunteers. This is not a huge amount considering they are about to force the unrepresented employees to take the week off between Christmas and New Years without pay. The town will "save" about $14,000 in salaries so they can afford the party.
I am sure the employees are overjoyed about going to the party where the council will receive the annual Chutspah award for sensitivity and improving employee morale.
At the October City Council Meeting, staff advised the Council of the Mayor’s
suggestion to host a Volunteer and Employee Reception on Wednesday, December 12. In
order to fund the event, the Council must adopt a budget amendment to augment the
2012-2013 Fiscal Year Budget.
Staff is currently working on quotes and costs for the event. The details and exact
parameters of the event are in flux, but it is anticipated that the event will involve passed
hors d’oeuvres, wine, invites to all Town volunteers, commission and committee
members, staff, and partners, decorations, and comments by the Mayor. It is anticipated
that the cost of the event will not exceed $6,000.
Staff requests a budget amendment in the amount of $6,000.