By Lee Weyhrich
CLAY — The Clay City Council is showing its appreciation for the hard work of city employees.
The council Monday voted unanimously to offer city employees Christmas bonuses. The total cost of the vacation buyback is $5,268.
The Senior Activity Center has had one less employee this year, Public Works has been working with two less people and the Clay Public Library has been short of staff, too.
“For this year, I would like to offer these employees a Christmas bonus,” City Manager Ronnie Dixon said.
All full-time employees who have been with the city for more than a year will receive three days’ pay. All part-time employees who have been with the city for more than one year, and full-time employees who have been with the city for less than a year but more than three months, will receive $150. Full-time employees who have been with the city less than 90 days, and part-time employees who have been with the city less than one year but more than 90 days, will each receive $100.
Dixon was not included in the bonus plan, an oversight Councilman Ben Thackerson voted to remedy.
“Ronnie Dixon has been a large part of the city and a great team member,” Councilman Mark Halstead said.
The council voted unanimously to offer Dixon the bonus, but it is unknown at this time how that will affect the total cost of the Christmas bonuses.