Tuesday night’s meeting was brief with only one agenda item, so I’ll be brief as well.
Doreen Mattes, our city’s HR Director gave a brief update on things going on in Maumelle. As I’ve previously written about, our city will be transitioning to an online human resources system in the coming months, this will offer substantial time savings for our department heads and supervisors as they process payroll every two weeks. Maumelle’s current employee count is 264 employees which includes 178 full-time employees and 86 part-time employees. During the summer months, our number of employees grows with so many part-time workers in the Parks and Rec department.
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The only agenda item of the week was a budget resolution for Maumelle Animal Services.
This budget adjustment doesn’t affect the city’s bottom line, but simply reflects actual income and expenses in Animal Services. For the year, we’re budgeting $10,500 in adoption fees (revenue) and an expense of $10,500 for veterinary services. Additionally, residents have made donations directly to Maumelle Animal Services this year in the amount of $1,538. At the request of Chris Davis, Animal Services Supervisor, the council appropriated those funds to be used for animal medical expenses.
Since we’re talking animals, let me encourage you to drop by and support our animal shelter with your time.
One of the best things you can do is spend time playing with the dogs and cats that are in our shelter. This helps the animals adjust to people, plus it’s fun! My family has been going to the shelter once or twice a week to play with the animals and it’s a good summer activity. If you’ve got kids, grandkids, or you’re a kid at heart, a few minutes a week at the shelter will help these animals tremendously.
That’s all for the week, if you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. Chad. 501-529-1336, firstname.lastname@example.org