Board of Works and Safety Special Meeting Minutes – May 16, 2019

Board of Works and Safety, News



  • Shannon Kohl, Mayor
  • Eric Bowlen, Boardmember
  • Terry Buster, Boardmember
  • Rebecca J Tumey, Clerk-Treasurer
  • Anne Cowgur, City Attorney
  • Terry Anderson, Fire Chief


Discuss Request for Extension of Paid Time Off / Firefighter Joe Frentz – City Attorney Anne Cowgur explained to the Board of Works the issue before them today.  Firefighter Joe Frentz has been medically unable to work the last year.  Frentz has exhausted all paid time.  Frentz is requesting an extension of paid leave while he awaits a hearing with the local Pension Board and their decision.  The Board discussed the 2019 sick days being used to help Frentz bridge the gap while he waits on the local Pension Board. If the Board agrees, it will allow Frentz to collect a paycheck for nearly a month. Boardmember Eric Bowlen made the motion to grant a one-time exception of the nine sick days to be awarded early that will allow Frentz to remain on paid status.  Boardmember Terry Buster seconded the motion.  The Motion passes 3-0.


There being no further business, Boardmember Eric Bowlen made the motion to