North Ogden City Council emails, 20 of 23

Feb 25 2012 - 9:07pm

The Standard-Examiner requested all email correspondence between the North Ogden mayor, city council and staff members, between Jan. 12-Jan. 30, regarding the subject of employee benefits.

These emails are presented as received from the city, may include duplicate messages and are not necessarily in chronological order.

 

 

 

 


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From: Annette Spendlove <aspend@nogden.org>

To: "rtrotter16@yahoo.com" <rtrotter16@yahoo.com>

Cc: Ed Dickie <edickie@nogden.org>; Dave Carlson <DCarlson@nogden.org>; Cheryl Stoker <CStoker@nogden.org>; David Hulme <DHulme@nogden.org>; Justin Fawson <JFawson@nogden.org>; Kent Bailey <KBailey@nogden.org>; Richard Harris <rharris@nogden.org>; Wade Bigler <wbigler@nogden.org>

Sent: Friday, February 3, 2012 2:17 PM

Subject: GRAMA request

 

 

 

S. Annette Spendlove, MMC

City Recorder/HR Director

505 E. 2600 N.

North Ogden, UT 84414

801-737-9830 desk

801-430-2928 cell

801-737-2219 fax

 

 

Debbie Cardenas

Acting City Manager / Finance Director

North Ogden City Corporation

505 E 2600 N, North Ogden UT 84414

*Phone (801) 737-2201 *Fax (801) 737-2219

*Email dcardenas@northogdencity.com

 

 

Debbie Cardenas

Acting City Manager / Finance Director

North Ogden City Corporation

505 E 2600 N, North Ogden UT 84414

*Phone (801) 737-2201 *Fax (801) 737-2219

*Email dcardenas@northogdencity.com

 

If you have items for the January 24, 2012 City Council meeting agenda. Please send them to me by 5pm January 17, 2012 with supporting documentation. If you have any questions please contact me.

 

Thanks,

 

 

S. Annette Spendlove, MMC

City Recorder/HR Director

505 E. 2600 N.

North Ogden, UT 84414

801-737-9830 desk

801-430-2928 cell

801-737-2219 fax

 

 

If you have items for the January 24, 2012 City Council meeting agenda. Please send them to me by 5pm January 17, 2012 with supporting documentation. If you have any questions please contact me.

 

Thanks,

 

 

S. Annette Spendlove, MMC

City Recorder/HR Director

505 E. 2600 N.

North Ogden, UT 84414

801-737-9830 desk

801-430-2928 cell

801-737-2219 fax

 

 

If you have items for the January 24, 2012 City Council meeting agenda. Please send them to me by 5pm January 17, 2012 with supporting documentation. If you have any questions please contact me.

 

Thanks,

 

 

S. Annette Spendlove, MMC

City Recorder/HR Director

505 E. 2600 N.

North Ogden, UT 84414

801-737-9830 desk

801-430-2928 cell

801-737-2219 fax

 

The Mayor showed me a letter he received in the mail this weekend regarding the employee benefits. I think that this person said that they were a city employee? I want City Council to know that I have nothing to do with this nor have I discussed this agenda item with the employees. The letter the Mayor showed me does not have a name on it so I don't know if council or the Mayor is obligated to read it in the meeting other than just reference that you received it (and this is up to you all). The employees have access to see what is on the agenda and they pay attention to it so that is probably how they found out. We could see a few employees come to the meeting tomorrow - once again I have not asked them to do so, they are/will be acting on their own.

 

I will send an updated city benefit spreadsheet tomorrow before the meeting. We have sent an email out asking for this info and as they respond we add it to the spreadsheet. We thought it would be helpful for council e to know what other cities are currently providing their employees.

 

Respectfully,

 

Ed

 

 

Edward Dickie

City Manager

North Ogden City

Office: 801-737-2200

Cell: 801-940-1890

The Mayor showed me a letter he received in the mail this weekend regarding the employee benefits. I think that this person said that they were a city employee? I want City Council to know that I have nothing to do with this nor have I discussed this agenda item with the employees. The letter the Mayor showed me does not have a name on it so I don't know if council or the Mayor is obligated to read it in the meeting other than just reference that you received it (and this is up to you all). The employees have access to see what is on the agenda and they pay attention to it so that is probably how they found out. We could see a few employees come to the meeting tomorrow - once again I have not asked them to do so, they are/will be acting on their own.

 

I will send an updated city benefit spreadsheet tomorrow before the meeting. We have sent an email out asking for this info and as they respond we add it to the spreadsheet. We thought it would be helpful for council e to know what other cities are currently providing their employees.

 

Respectfully,

 

Ed

 

 

Edward Dickie

City Manager

North Ogden City

Office: 801-737-2200

Cell: 801-940-1890

The Mayor showed me a letter he received in the mail this weekend regarding the employee benefits. I think that this person said that they were a city employee? I want City Council to know that I have nothing to do with this nor have I discussed this agenda item with the employees. The letter the Mayor showed me does not have a name on it so I don't know if council or the Mayor is obligated to read it in the meeting other than just reference that you received it (and this is up to you all). The employees have access to see what is on the agenda and they pay attention to it so that is probably how they found out. We could see a few employees come to the meeting tomorrow - once again I have not asked them to do so, they are/will be acting on their own.

 

I will send an updated city benefit spreadsheet tomorrow before the meeting. We have sent an email out asking for this info and as they respond we add it to the spreadsheet. We thought it would be helpful for council e to know what other cities are currently providing their employees.

 

Respectfully,

 

Ed

 

 

Edward Dickie

City Manager

North Ogden City

Office: 801-737-2200

Cell: 801-940-1890

I need to apologize to the both of you for not attending the city council meeting last night as I was leaving my mother in law called to say that my father in law was sick again, so by the time I finished with that duty it was two late to come,my wife and I have spent the better part of the last two months in and out of the hospital with them so when we get the call I need to take of them as they are both in there 90's and live right next door to us,this is probably more information that you wanted to know,but I will do my best to attend more council meetings to give support where it is needed both to the council,residents and employees.

I do want to thank you for the decision you made on creating a committee to study the issue,I am sure that the right decision will be made.

Thank you again for allowing me the time to voice my concerns.

 

Ken Martin

 

Mayor,

I thought I would add my two-cent's worth to the discussion of this item on the Tuesday Council agenda. You may not be aware of the following:

1. As of our last payroll, 21% of our full time employees were paying for loans on their 401k retirement accounts via payroll deductions.

2. In December, Zions Bank reported the cost of living along the Wasatch Front for the preceding 12 months increased 3.5%. As you know, since employee salaries are frozen, this is like a 3.5% payroll cut for our employees this past year.

3. It is my view that a number of our employees are living paycheck to paycheck. I base this view on the number of inquiries I get from employees concerning the status of reimbursement for flex medical claims, as well as their questions about the status of the payroll processing procedure.

 

I realize that any change in employee benefits is a decision for the City Council to make. Nevertheless, I felt the above information is something that would be of interest to you.

 

Thanks,

 

 

 

Bill Bernard, CPFA

Treasurer

North Ogden City

505 E. 2600 N.

North Ogden, Utah 84414

(801)-737-9838

 

 

 

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