Council, former clerk discuss policy issues

Published: Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 01:02 PM.

WAUSAU — Former city clerk Margaret Riley addressed the Wausau Town Council on Thursday to respond to information Councilman Charles Park Sr. had presented during the Dec. 12 meeting.

“I received a copy of what Mr. Park wanted to add to the agenda last month, and I want to address it,” Riley said.

Park was under the impression that city clerk JoAnn Hayes claimed to have seven days of comp time accrued. Riley noted that the actual amount is 7.25 hours of comp time.

“Anytime an employee works more than 40 hours, they get comp time at the overtime rate,” Riley said. “You have got to give them their comp time.”

The town cannot afford to pay overtime to the employees, that is why they are allowed comp time, Riley said.

She also noted that bereavement leave is available to employees at any time. “The mayor and the mayor pro tem are over the clerk, and those are the only two people she has to let know,” Riley said.

Riley announced her plans to retire during the June 13 council meeting after 17 years of service as city clerk.

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