1. Chad said
he was reorganizing the Engineering Department immediately, that we were behind on projects,
that Steve Anderson would be in charge of all of Engineering, that I would
work for him.
2. I told Chad I disagreed with him, we were actually ahead of schedule
for projects and two were ready for construction even though it was too cold
to construct. (Those two were the Taylor Toll Bridge Parking Lot and the
Sewer Lift Station)
3. Chad continued, he was going to
reduce my responsibilities by not having me involved with the annexation
agreements, the site
plans, and the public counter.
4. I would be moved to the drafting
and design section to help Brent Summers with projects.
5. I said this whole thing is a
surprise to me, and I asked when will all of this happen - Chad said immediately.
6. Chad said that since my
responsibilities would be cut and Steve Andersonís responsibilities would
be expanded, since he would be responsible for the annexation agreements, site plans
public counter, my salary would be cut so that
Steve could have a raise.
7. Chad asked if I wanted to be
design engineer or city engineer and I responded that if I have a choice I
would still like to be city engineer.
8. Chad asked if I could work for
Steve Anderson and I told him yes that we had worked together for years on
projects, but that I did not like the idea of getting a cut in pay so Steve
Anderson could have a raise.
9. Chad said that he was taking me
off of salary and putting me on an hourly wage and then he said he was going
to take me out of the grade and step program, lock me in at one hourly wage
of $29.89 (Grade 16, Step 5) and
that I could never get a raise again.
10. I said to Chad that I could work
for Steve Anderson but I donít like the idea of getting my salary cut so
that he can have a raise and then be taken out of a grade and step program
that I was involved with from its beginning and I said I didnít like the
idea of never getting a raise when everyone including Steve Anderson would.
Chad said you would still get the cost of living raise if the mayor gave
11. I asked about the overtime of
flooding, snow melt and rain when I would be with the sewer crews at 2 a.m
or 3 a.m. of any day. He said we would have to work that out.
12. I asked Chad if the Mayor and the Council knew about this and he said
|Here is a City
Councilman's response to this :
"I can tell that I was first informed
on Tuesday April 26th"
- Grievance Hearing City
Councilman, April 16, 1998, page 99
ended at 5 p.m. 3-18-96
Exhibit # 5 This Chronology
of 3-18-96 used
by Ed Turner at the Grievance Hearing, APRIL 26, 1996
Exhibit #16 This Chronology
of 3-18-96 used
by the City of Idaho Falls at the Industrial Commission Hearing of
Nov. 26, 1996