The Dodge County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to change the Christmas holiday schedule for county employees on Monday, November 17, 2015.
Commissioners set the holiday schedule in January of this year giving county employees Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off. At the recommendation of interim county manager Bobby Peacock, commissioners voted unanimously to give all county employees one half day on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and a full day on the day after Christmas (December 26).
Dodge County Emergency Manager Director Stanley Stephens explained that an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) grant had been applied for $39,575.00. According to commission chairman Dan McCranie funds that would come through the state from the federal government for the grant would be in the amount of $33,638.75 and the local match cash/in-kind money that would come from Dodge County would be $5,936.25.
Stephens requested that the commissioners accept the grant and a letter be composed on county letterhead (signed by the commissioners) stating that they supported the grant.
McCranie stated that the fund would have to be used for upgrades to the Emergency Operations Center. Some of the items on the upgrade list were chairs, tables, TV monitors, desktop and laptop computers, public address system, intercom system, miscellaneous intercom, telephone, computer and TV cables along with other items.
The commissioners voted unanimously to support the grant.
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