Contract Approved In Short Special Meeting

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A special meeting of the Nokomis City Council began at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18 with Mayor Mike Holliday, Commissioners Louis Stauder, Derek Durbin and Jocko Nash, along with City Clerk Rachel Hill present.  Commissioner Ann Brookshire was absent.  A Zoom internet connection was also provided for visitors who wished to maintain social distancing.

The mayor asked for a motion to send the council to executive session and Durbin started to make such a motion, but then questioned if that action was actually necessary.  Clerk Hill explained she had placed executive session on the agenda in case the council determined it was needed.  She explained that if the council did not feel they needed it, they were not required to enter into executive session just because it was listed.

Durbin asked if the typo in the new contract for the city’s union employees had been corrected from “1.5” to “2” in the indicated verbiage.  When it was reported the correction had been made, he commented that there was really no need for the council to enter executive session at that point.  He asked if everyone had a copy of the contract and then left the room temporarily to make additional copies for those who didn’t and confirmed with the union representation present that the contract was as agreed upon.

Holliday again asked for a motion and this time Durbin moved the council approve the revised public union contract with Laborers’ International Union of North America Local #1084.  Nash seconded the motion and it passed unanimously on a roll call vote with Brookshire being absent.  Holliday then signed the contract and Durbin provided signed copies to the union steward, business agent, and another union representative. The union membership had already voted to accept the contract.

Stauder made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 5:05 while the signed copies were being distributed.  Nash seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

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