Prior to the adoption of Ord. 20438 on 09/21/2009, Section 19-107 read as follows.

    (a) Employees required to wear uniform clothing, specifically those individuals readily visible to the general public, will be provided with such clothing allocations as deemed appropriate by the department head. If allocations are provided, the employee shall be required to wear the uniform clothing, to maintain the garments in a clean and maintained fashion, and to return the full allocation of garments upon separation from city service (or be docked the fair value of missing articles from the final paycheck). The city shall replace uniform clothing damaged through natural wear on the job, but not due to negligence by the employee. The employee shall wear uniform clothing only en route to and from work and while on duty, and police and fire personnel shall be subject to specific departmental policies concerning clothing allotments and/or allowances. Uniformed police officers will have uniforms dry cleaned at city expense within limits of the annual department budget allocation for such purpose. Upon the expiration of available funds, the individual employee will be responsible for dry cleaning of the uniforms. Rules and procedures for dry cleaning of uniforms by the city may be established by the police chief, and when established must be followed by the employee. Commissioned police assigned to plain clothes operations, as specified and defined by the police chief, working a forty-hour week, shall receive additional compensation not to exceed forty-four cents ($0.44) per hour, to be added to their regular rate of pay, for obtaining necessary clothing.

    (b)     An employee required to wear standard dark blue denim jeans on the job shall be reimbursed for the cost of up to eight (8) pairs of jeans per year with a maximum reimbursement amount of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) per pair. Department heads may allot a different number of jeans for certain jobs. In order to be reimbursed, an employee must present a receipt which shows the cost of the jeans and states that they are blue denim. Department heads shall establish a reimbursement procedure for reimbursement two (2) times each fiscal year.   Additionally, if jeans are purchased through a city approved contract (as established by the city’s purchasing division), jean purchases may be made in accordance with department head established procedures.

     (c)      Employees represented by Laborers’ International Union of North America, Local 773 whose job duties require them to work outdoors or in unheated areas in the winter shall be reimbursed for the cost of winter outerwear up to a maximum of fifty dollars ($50.00) per fiscal year.  Unused winter clothing allowance may be carried over to subsequent fiscal years with a maximum accrual of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  Department heads may allot extra amounts for winter clothing for certain positions.

(Code 1964, § 22.660; Ord. No. 10733, § 1, 9-16-85; Ord. No. 12385, § 1, 10-16-89; Ord. No. 14208 § 1, 9-19-94; Ord. No. 15355, § 1, 9-15-97; Ord. No. 16191, § 1, 9-20-99 ; Ord. No. 17850, § 1, 9-15-03 ; Ord. No. 20064; § 1, 9--15-08)