Camden purchasing uniforms

By Kelsey Kimbler -

CAMDEN — The Village of Camden is working on getting uniforms for village employees. As discussed in previous meetings, the dress code for village employees was under question with some viewing employees as not following the established dress code — and with employees being uncertain of what the dress code actually was.

Staff was unhappy with the idea of wearing their own nice clothing and ruining it — so it was agreed at Camden’s last Village Council meeting that uniforms would be purchased. It seemed the best option.

At the village council meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16, more information was shared on the search for said uniforms. Staff has met with two representatives to go over options. They are looking at high visibility pull over shirts and cargo pants. They are considering either 11 rentals with laundry service or six leases without laundry services. There is a difference of $12 a week between the two options. For the work boots, staff is considering an allowance of $150 per full time employee per year.

The village is constantly making improvements to the village. In the last several weeks, there has been a new night light mounted to the old well field barn. Staff is looking into the Water Plant night lights which are malfunctioning, and repairs were made to the mounting of another night light.

Repairs are being done on village tractors and equipment as well. Staff has also patched pot holes throughout the village.

Backflow devices were recently tested in conjunction with OEPA rules and village ordinances. Licensed tester Chris Denlinger also made repairs to one such device.

The next village council meeting will be held on Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m. in the village building.

By Kelsey Kimbler

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH