The Middlesboro City Council passed a resolution involving hazardous duty coverage during the regular city council meeting on Tuesday. The resolution request that the Kentucky Retirement System (KRS) Board of Trustees approve hazardous duty coverage for positions in the police and fire departments for employees who began participating in the county employee retirement system.
The resolution states 29.5 percent (current rate) of employee’s gross wages are to be paid by the employer. That decision may be changed by the Board of Trustees of the Kentucky Retirement Systems.
The resolution also stated 9 percent (current rate) of the employee’s gross wages are to be paid by the employee whose participation date began on or after Sept. 1, 2008.
Other business taken care of during the meeting included:
* Entrance of oaths of office for incoming city council members (previously administered);
* Entrance of reports;
* Enter list of city bills paid;
* Approval of minutes of previous meeting;
* Approval of resolution relating to the Cumberland Valley Regional Hazard mitigation plan update;
* Committee reports.