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News Briefs for June 29, 2012

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29 June, 2012 (All day)

County to pay for employee immunizations
The county will pay to immunize employees that deal with “blood situations” against Hepatitis B. 
“It was a very bloody spring for us,” Morgan County Councilwoman Ronda Kippen said.  “We have had bicycle wrecks, broken noses, you name it, in our county parks.”
Cleaning out the restrooms at Lost Creek Reservoir is also particularly worrisome, Kippen said.
“We need to immunize our employees working in these types of conditions for safety purposes,” she said.
Councilman Don Mathews said the county should limit who is exposed to blood-borne pathogens and pay to immunize supervisors and employees in lead positions.  It could cost $120 per employee for the Hepatitis B immunization series.
Council nails down county facilities director job description
Nailed down a job description for its newly created county facilities position, councilmembers want more time to study the salary schedule associated with the new position. 
According to research performed by the county’s human resource contractor, such a position doesn’t exist in counties the size of Morgan.  The council considered similar job descriptions in Davis and Summit County, but the contractor said Morgan doesn’t compete with those counties because of its size.
Councilman Robert Kilmer said he felt comfortable advertising a $50,000 to $72,000 salary range.
Council Chairwoman Tina Kelley said the county had not budgeted for this position.  However, a department overage could help pay for all but $12,000 of the new salary, Councilwoman Ronda Kippen said.
City will issue citations for dogs in the cemeteries and parks
The city council is asking animal control to begin issuing citations to individuals who do not clean up after their dogs in the cemeteries and parks.  There has been increasing problems with the situation for several months and animal control will be more regularly patrolling to try to bring the situation under control.