Pigeon Forge considers personnel policy change

Apr. 27, 2014 @ 11:54 PM

In a meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m., the Pigeon Forge City Commission will consider the second reading of an ordinance eliminating the requirement for a public hearing when amending the city's personnel policies.

Prior to the previous commission meeting, when the ordinance was in its first reading, city officials told The Mountain Press that the ordinance would apply to the way in which the city can go about advertising available job openings.

The municipal code currently states that every job opening has to be run in the local newspaper, but with the change, the city could potentially also run some openings on its website for extended periods of times.

City officials met with consultants from the Municipal Technical Advisory Service who recommended this change.

In other business, the commission will consider:

  • A bid on Upper Middle Creek Booster Station
  • A contract to audit accounts of the city with Pugh and Company
  • The disposal of a trolley
  • Applying for 5311 Rural Transportation Grant
  • Entering into maintenance agreement with Clever Devices Limited for trolley
  • Approving paving bid
  • Enterprise license agreement with ESRI for GIS Software
  • Appointing members to Educational Funding Board