TOWN OF ATHERTONCITY COUNCILDECEMBER 19, 2012 - 7:00 P.M.REGULAR MEETING
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urprised that after all the discussion, in light of publicrebuke, two Council members have now changed their minds. He hopes the new
Council will not reverse the decisions made over the past two years. Says the Council’s
job is to make sure all expenses are appropriate and that frugality is not forgotten.Council votes 3 to 1 to reconsider the measure. This act brings the resolution backbefore the Council as if it was being considered for the first time in November. Optionsare to vote yes, vote no, amend, or continue to another session.Council Member Wiest asks that the measure be continued so that he can meet with theTown Manager and Finance Director and learn more about the resolution. CouncilMember Carlson concurs, saying has questions about the furlough and bonus pool.Mayor Lewis asks staff to bring the resolution back to them in January. She says Councilis in agreement that the employee share of the pension burden must be transferred fromthe Town to the employees, caps must be established on sick leave and vacationaccrual, a tiered pension plan should be implemented, medical benefits must becontrolled, including elimination of lifetime medical. Wants staff to find a way to returnwith a resolution that will ease implementation of these goals.Public Commenthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY_YSWoa7oo#t=15m5sMember of the Finance Committee says he agrees with Council Member Dobbie that theCouncil should not start from scratch. Says he thinks the furlough is ridiculous. Alsobelieves the 18 month implementation is too harsh.