It was part of the Tuesday evening session. The meeting was held electronically with a couple of council members in attendance in person the others via phone and the public would also monitor by phone.
City Administrator Matt Brooke explained it was a plan to be prepared for the worst and hope for the best.
Brooke says all employees are essential so they had to define how people could work. He says it is includes provisions and outlines of how to keep police, fire and public works employees on the job.
He says part of the policy covers paying works if they are working part time or at home. Brooke said the city also has to be aware that property tax income may be impacted.
The City Administrator says there’s a lot of details in addressing various situations in the policy. Brooke credited City Clerk Lisa Fredericksen and Finance Director Anita Dalton for their work on the plan.
Clinton City Legal Counsel Patrick O’Connell – attending the meeting via phone- said it was combination of trying to follow federal law with local efforts.
Brooke said the goal is to take of the people working for the city. He encouraged everyone to be safe in the time of the pandemic.
See the entire city policy here