Section 19-95 Mutual aid emergency pay and restoration of services.

    (a)     Mutual aid emergency pay.

     (1)     Whenever the city manager either requests the emergency assistance of others under a mutual aid agreement or authorizes city employees to provide emergency assistance to others under a mutual aid agreement, overtime eligible city utility employees working in response to the emergency shall be paid mutual aid emergency pay as described in subsection (a) ( 2 ). The city manager shall determine when the period for receiving mutual aid emergency pay begins and when it ends.

( 2 )    For every twenty-four (24) hour period during which an overtime eligible city utility employee works in response to the emergency, the employee shall be paid at the employee’s overtime rate for sixteen (16) hours and at the employee’s regular rate of pay for eight (8) hours.  

    (b)    Restoration of services.

    (1)    For the purpose of this section, “critical public infrastructure” shall be defined as roads, water lines, sewer lines, electrical substations, electrical transmission and distribution overhead and underground lines up to and including the customer’s meter and telecommunications.

    (2)    Nonexempt city employees shall be paid at a rate of one and a half (1½)  times base rate when called in or requested to stay at work outside of regularly scheduled work hours for the purpose of repairing or clearing critical public infrastructure to restore a public service, or to remove from service critical public infrastructure to protect life or property, or an emergency declared by the city manager. This section shall only apply when the interruption of the public service is caused by a failure or obstruction of critical public infrastructure, or to protect life or property in immediate danger, or an emergency declared by the city manager. The extra premium compensation paid for the excess hours is excludable from the regular rate and shall be credited toward overtime payments.

(Ord. No. 20595, § 1, 4-5-10; Ord. No. 21920, § 1, 12-2-13)


(Ord. 21920, Amended, 12/02/2013, Prior Text; Ord. 20595, Added, 04/05/2010)