Employee Benefits

HOLIDAYS:  The following are recognized as official holidays;


          New Year’s Day, January 1

          Martin Luther King Day   

          President’s Day

          Memorial Day 

Juneteenth, June 19

          Independence Day, July 4

          Labor Day, First Monday in September

          Veterans Day, November 11

          Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thurs. in Nov. 

          Day after Thanksgiving Day

          Last day prior to Christmas

          Christmas Day, December 25

          Last day prior to New Year’s Day



Health insurance:  The City pays approximately 90% of the premium for employees and any dependents that are eligible to be covered on the plan and the employee pays 10%.  Premium charges per pay period vary depending on the type of plan that is chosen.  



Dental Insurance:  The City pays for employee and dependent coverage.


Life Insurance:  The City pays for coverage up to 50% of employee’s annual salary or $10,000, whichever is greater.


Employee Assistance Program:  The City provides a counseling program for full-time employees and their qualified dependents.


Vacation:  Annual leave is granted at the following rate:


            One through five years           * 184 hours/year           80 hours/year       

            Six through ten years              * 200 hours/year            96 hours/year

            Eleven through fifteen years   * 224 hours/year         120 hours/year

            Sixteen years plus                   * 264 hours/year         160 hours/year


                                                * Patrol Officers, Sergeants, Communication Technicians


Sick Leave:  Accumulated at the rate of eight (8) hours per month for full-time employee and 48 hours per year for part-time employees.


Retirement:  The City pays 5% and the employee pays 5% of the employee’s salary into a supplemental retirement plan, including Police.


Deferred Compensation:  Voluntary contributions may be made to a retirement plan prior to taxes being withheld.


Funeral Leave:  Twenty-four hours per year is granted in the event of a death in the family.  No accumulation.


For Police:


Police Retirement:  In lieu of Social Security, the employee contributes 8% of their wages to the ICMA Retirement Corporation and the City matches the 8%.


Other benefits are clothing allowance and payment for training.