Section 19-95 Mutual aid emergency pay and restoration of services.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21920 on 12/02/2013, Section 19-95 read as follows.
Mutual aid emergency pay.
Whenever the city manager either requests the emergency assistance of others
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
). The city
manager shall determine when the period for receiving mutual aid emergency pay begins and
when it ends.
) For every twenty-four (24) hour period during which an overtime eligible city
employee works in response to the emergency, the employee shall be paid at the employees
overtime rate for sixteen (16) hours and at the employees 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 customers 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
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)