Thursday, January 7, 2010

City Offices Opening at 9:00 a.m. and May Close Early (Before 4:30 p.m.) because of current precipitation and low temperatures

City Employees are hereby directed to the inclement weather policies as listed in our Employee Handbook. Please exercise extreme care in traveling. The Fern Hill area of Oakland Street, Parts of Springdale Road and Ohio Streets have been reported as tough travel spots. Be weary of black ice. Leave early and drive slow in order to make it to your destination safely.


James F. Valley, Mayor

P. S.    Helena-West Helena Schools are on their regular schedule pending revision later as conditions develop.



In the event City offices are open but an employee is unable to report to work due to inclement weather conditions, the employee may elect to use either annual leave or leave without pay.



In exceptional circumstances beyond the employee's control, such as weather causing hazardous conditions, the employee is required to contact his or her supervisor for instructions regarding job assignments for that particular work day. If an employee's department is open for business, the employee is expected to report for work. However, if in the employee's opinion, the conditions are too hazardous for him or her to get to work safely, he or she will have the option of taking the time off as a vacation day. Regardless of the situation, an employee is required to give his or her supervisor proper notice if he or she is unable to report for work.



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Honorable James F. Valley
MAYOR - Helena West Helena
P O Box 248
226 Perry Street
Helena-West Helena, 72342
870-572-3421 Phone
870-817-4035 Cell
800-517-7240 Fax (City Council Agenda)