Dunkirk City Clerk Lacey Lawrence will see her weekly hours of work increase from 20 to 35 if Resolution 58-2012 passes muster Tuesday when the Common Council meets. The increase in hours will also make Lawrence eligible for health insurance benefits or a buyout, Mayor Anthony J. Dolce said Friday.
The clerk's position was considered fulltime until last year, when then City Clerk William Tuggle resigned and the job was made parttime by city officials with Clerk Board of Assessors Thomas Mleczko filling in as needed.
Lawrence will still be paid at the rate of $16 per hour, according to the resolution.
City Clerk Lacey Lawrence
Council's pre-filed agenda includes five other resolutions.
Under 57-2012, the city will amend and restate its Plan Document of the Deferred Compensation Plan for Employees of the city to match changes made in the state's Model Plan. According to the resolution, the Model Plan includes a schedule of provisions the city may choose from.
The city will get a new police car under 59-2012. The 2013 Ford Police Interceptor will be purchased under county contract number GC2012-01 at a cost of $27,093 from DeLacy Ford, Inc. of Elma.
Council will change the date of its first August meeting from Tuesday, Aug. 7 to Monday, Aug. 6 to allow city officials to take part in National Night Out, which is scheduled Aug. 7
Resolution 61-2012 would establish standard work days for elected and appointed officials who are in the state's retirement system. Included are elected officials Mleczko, Dolce, City Treasurer Mark Woods and council members William Rivera and Stacy Szukala. Appointed officials include City Attorney Ron Szot, Department of Public Works Director Tony Gugino and Lawrence.
According to 61-2012, the hours will be based on "the time keeping system records or the record of activities maintained and submitted by these officials to the clerk of this body."
SUNY Fredonia's Upward Bound Program would receive a $500 donation from the Bill Cease Fund under 62-2012. Under communications, program director Loretta Slaton Torain writes council to request the funding for its summer program to "help with the costs associated with facilitating this college-like experience for area students." According to the resolution, "the Bill Cease Fund was created to support youth activities within the city of Dunkirk."
Other communications include a request to use Point Gratiot beach on July 14 for the wedding ceremony of Warren, Pa. residents Robert Jennings and Lynette Kuhlman.
Dunkirk Midget Football League is seeking permission to use street corners at Central Avenue at Fourth and Fifth streets along with Doughty Street near Hose No. 4 for a fundraiser on Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The Resource Center Foundation is seeking permission to sell newspapers at various city intersections on July 11 from 6 to 9 a.m. Police assistance on July 20 for the Laurel Run and the use of Washington Park for a post-run celebration that day is also sought.
Children's Charity of Buffalo & Western New York is requesting police security Oct. 27 at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds from 6 to 11 p.m. for a fundraiser Halloween party to benefit the Variety Kids Telethon.
Cott Beverages submitted an amended loudspeaker application to allow for a band at its July 15 company picnic at Point Gratiot from 1 to 5 p.m.
Council's workshop is set for 5:30 p.m. with the regular meeting scheduled for 6 p.m., both in City Hall.
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