BY COUNCILOR LITTLE:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to buy back from Officer Dean Symens 218 hours of vacation to be paid at the 2004 hourly rate, for an amount not to exceed $5,826.23; payment to be made from 100-200-1620-5117.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Pursuant to a grievance arbitration award the city was required to reinstate Dean Symens to the position of police officer and to reimburse him all back pay and benefits. During Symens’ period of termination he was unable to buy back vacation hours or use these hours as provided by the labor agreement. As a result, when he was reinstated with all accrued vacation leave, his vacation bank exceeded the maximum number of hours that he was allowed to accrue under the labor agreement. During 2005 he was able to sell back the maximum amount authorized by the labor agreement. However, the labor agreement did not allow him to sell back the hours exceeding the maximum allowed and accrued in 2004. This resolution authorizes the buy back of 218 hours at the 2004 rate and is required in order to fully implement the arbitration award.