At tonight’s meeting, council will review a report from the chief administrative officer to approve a bylaw to authorize an early retirement incentive plan.
The plan is intended to encourage voluntary early retirement for long service employees, manage staff replacement and succession planning for the municipality.
CAO Merlin Dewing reports the plan is in-line with the practices of other local municipalities.
“We are proposing a one per cent across the board incentive payment whereas other municipalities have provided 1.5 per cent for longer service employees,” his report states.
The County has taken first steps in a multi-year restructuring plan. The Water and Wastewater department at 37 Church St., will be closed to the public and all billing and customer service will be moved to Shire Hall and the Edward Building.
The County, in a news release, said “a number of staff positions have been impacted by the realignment.” The release stated “while some positions have been eliminated, others have been created and existing staff will have access to new and different employment opportunities.”
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