Nov 23, 2020 10:01 PM

Recruitment incentive plan, facemask mandate on county agenda

Posted Nov 23, 2020 10:01 PM

An incentive plan for filling corrections officer positions and consideration of changes to the county's facemask mandate are among the items on the Saline County Commission agenda for Tuesday.

Updated meeting information

The regular county commission meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. A time for public comment is scheduled near the start of the meeting.

Beginning Tuesday, county commission meetings will take place via Zoom until

further notice. This decision to revise the meeting format was made to align with the mass gathering limitations imposed by the recent county public health order.

Meetings can be viewed on Saline County's YouTube channel.

To participate in the meetings, citizens will need to use the Zoom link. Use the following link and put in the meeting ID and passcode:

Meeting ID: 968 3581 9901
Passcode: 144636

Citizens who wish to speak, either during the public forum or when the chairman requests public comment on an item, must raise their hands so that the meeting host can allow them to speak.

Agenda items

Commissioners are being asked to to consider a request to establish a temporary referral incentive to help efforts to recruit corrections officers for the Saline County Sheriff's Office. According to commission meeting packet information, currently utilized recruitment efforts have not yielded results, and the sheriff's office has had the same seven vacancies since July.

The request is to use funds for a temporary recruitment program that uses referals from current employees. Under the proposal, referring employees whose candidates are hired and have satisfactory performance reviews at six months and one year would receive incentive payments at those intervals. The payments would be $500 at six months and $1,000 at one year, according to information from the commission meeting packet.

Other items on the county agenda for Tuesday include the following.

●Consideration of revisions to the county's facemask mandate based on potential changes made by the Salina City Commission on Monday afternoon.

●Consideration of a request for a media specialist service contract for the health department.

●A Title VI plan review

Additionally, commissioners are scheduled to meet in executive session concerning non-elected personnel.

To see the entire Saline County Commission meeting packet (a 44-page pdf), click here.