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August_1982_employee_newsletter.pdf
City of Burnsville Employee Newsletter August 1982Topics include: The 25th anniversary party for Ed Giles. Also in attendance were four members of the 1957 Town Board: Ed Doebel Sr., Wallace Day, Pat Connelly Sr, and Jim Connelly.

Other topics: Jury duty, Employee picnic follow-up., CPR Training, Highlights from the Burnsville Bulletin, which is mailed to each home, Policde Officer Lindy Shelton dies, Defensive Drivers' training, Holiday schedule A list of new and leaving employees.
Employee_Newsletter-1982-Jan-Feb.pdf
City of Burnsville Employee Newsletter January and February 1982First issue of an employee Newsletter...

Newsletter January-February, This "Employee
bi-monthly informal communication to all City employees. We will try to relate items to you that are of interest and informational.
We would greatly appreciate ideas and input from you, the employees, as to what you feel this report should cover. Call Evelyn at ext. 172 or ~Kathy at ext. 174 with your comments and news items. New Employees
The following full of Burnsville since
time persons December
1,
,
started 1981.
please
their As you greet
employment encounter
for the City these people
during your welcome.
12/14/81 12/21/81 12/27/81
1/01/82 1/01/82 1/04/82
daily work
schedule
them
and bid them
II II
In addition, over the fbllowing that now
Melvin Hepokoski
newly organized maintenance
employed
shop. Under
as the
"full service" shop
Auto New Office
Service Hours hours
Technician (still vacant)
people are handles the
included on the staff of the upkeep of all city vehicles
Foreman Mechanic/Heavy
and
equipment.
Melvin Hepokoski, Tom Streefland,
Operator
Torn Busse, Dean Brittain,
Mechanic/Heavy Automotive
Attendant
Equipment Equipment Operator
Newsletter"
represents
the first of what will be a
- Lawrence
- Vernon Seurer,
- Rebecca Berg,
- Greg Konat,
- Susan Sweiger,
- Barbara Dean ,
Public Public
Works-Laborer Works-Laborer
Martin,
Police Parks and
and Fire Dispatcher
'. r)
\j1 U ,
Recreation Administration-Secretary
Police
and
was
on 11/16/81
his direction
Foreman the
New office
Ice Arena and at City Hall. The change was made to provide better service to the public and conform more closely with normal business hours. The estabiished schedule of office hou r s for City facilities is listed as follows:
have been implemented for employees
who work at the
Director Fire Dispatcher
1982 ·

Deferred Compensation Plans
City employees are now aware of the fact that the City is offering an
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Employee Newsletter, page 2
City Hall Office Hours
Ice Arena Office Hours .............•......•.....
Police and Fire Off ice Hours .................••. Public Works and Parks Maintenance Hours
Police Police salary
and fire and Fire amounts.
8 % of
their is
gross 12% of
to the
option of two different employee after completion
deferred compensation plans to any full time of his/her probationary period.
......•...•.•............•
8:00 - 4:30 8:00 - 4:30 7: 30 - 4: 30 7:30 - 4:00
Pension Plans
Employees of the City are required to be members of the Public Employees
Retirement program varying
Association (PERA) which
is administered by
the State. This
requires amounts.
contributions
personnel Fund. The
from
contribute
City contribution
The
which
unoer
of gross salary with a 51⁄2% contribution being made by the City. In addition for 1982, the social security rate of 6.7% is contributed by the employee and matched by the City.
majority means Social
of all other
that these people
A deferred
of Burnsville providing for a specific amount of your salary to be paid to you at a later date (payment of part of your salary is deferred).
This deferred Corporation
income is deposited
into either Retirement funds.
the I.C.M.A. Retirement Deferred Compensation account
and
invested
account or to their
the State retirement
invested during receive persons
for your future security. retirement, you will pay
When you receive income taxes only on
benefits, usually
qualify beneficiaries
compensation
plan is an agreement between you and the City
You
Your
your account in the event of your death. The law also permits payment upon termination of employment or in the event of an unforseeable emergency, subject to the rules of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service~
You do not pay income taxes on money you defer. As a result you
pay less tax each year and the money you would have paid in taxes is
to receive will
payments receive
at retirement,
both contributions
or if you are disabled. and earnings from
each year, generally are in a lower tax
at bracket.
lower tax rates
since
Compensation has required social security
no effect on social
security benefits during retirement since all taxes continue to be paid each year.
Deferred
will receive full social
security
benefits.
You
You may defer up to 25 % of your total income or $7,500 which ever is less. If any interested employee missed our informational meetings on this subject, please call Evelyn at ext. 172 or Kathy at ext. 174 and
we will supply you with information on both plans.
both the
employee
and the
salary
these gross
belong
Security. The PERA contribution under this plan . is 4%
....•..•
City personnel
contribute to PERA and also are covered
to the
Coordinated Fund,
....
the amount most retired
you
City in
_
Employee Newsletter, page 3
Mileage Reimbursement
Reimbursement for employees
vehicles for City travel has been increased from 20 cents per mile to
22 cents per mile. reimbursed by state The 22 cents-per-mile
This figure and city
rate is
represents governmental
effective
an average of the amounts units in the metro area.
testing
is completed
your
by February
Larson
to
Team Cat 8:00
Volunteer Firefighter since
using their of Vehicles" Handbook for
own vehicles policy in City policy
liability,
Director Position
Employees
the "Use
Employee
requirements, insurance
for City the General
business are referred Policies section of the
to
Status of Public Works
format the provisions of September 1980 and general
the revised regulations established
to set forth to employment
an
annual present required.
review process,
the Policy
Committee clarification
As
is now meeting
and new the Handbook
and we welcome and comments
as should
sections of
input.
employee benefits,
and
relating
City policies.
be addressed
Please contact 5.
or
completely,
policies You
for update may have found
more clearly
Evelyn Kjos with suggestions
reached for the
full two
personnel
vacant firefighter
The recruitment positions.
who are required to use their personal
We are in the process of preliminary screening of the applicants
who have expressed interest in the Public Works Director position ..
This
Oral
The
City
on the appointee
be completed will be
by mid-week conducted on
the first Wednesday,
week in February 17.
process will
February.
board interviews oral examiners
recommend the top The intent
three is
candidates have a starting
to the decision
date
Manager for will be negotiated.
will then
his consideration.
to
· Fire The
and
Reaches
Quota
by the
Department
Fire Department has
26th of February.
Full Personnel
The actual
Paul
January 27.
March of 1981, so he is not a new face to anyone in the Department.
started his Paul has
assignment
been a Burnsville
a.m. on Wednesday,
Dan Hove was assigned to Team Band began his schedule of duty with
the Burnsville Fire Department at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, January 29.
Dan recently completed four years with the U.S.A.F. where he served
as Crew Chief, Driver Operator and was involved in the training of new firefighters.
Welcome aboard, Paul and Dan. We feel you will be great additions to the department.
Employee
Handbook Update
Employee Handbook was published last
The City's in policy adopted conditions, part of
to consider policies which
February
Personnel Ordinance
January 1, 1982.
on: required
and accident reporting.
or
prior approval, general
quota.
-,.
Employee
Newsletter, Page 4
Our Winter
Our thanks worked long snowfall of
Weather Heroes
Good luck to
you,
the
Public
Works
Director
spot.
and appreciation
and hard to keep the 39" within 72 hours.
The 26 warming house attendants
to work in this frigid Minnesota made alot easier by the outstanding
have not had an easy job reporting
done. Thanks
Firefighters,
battling the
weather has
Our thanks to these people granted.
to
you all!
police officers, elements on a
inspectors basis.
job an services
crews are snow and frigid
occupation. taken for
certainly made
daily their whose
to
the
snowplowing streets open
crews through
that have
this tremendous
weather, job
however their the maintenance
and survey
The deep unenviable
are often
job has been
Of Interest
Baby James David Spore arrived on January 4, a bouncing 7 lb., 12 oz.
baby boy born to Joan and Jim Spore .... welcomed home too by sister Arny.
Chuck Siggerud began his new job with the J. L. Shiely Company in
St. Paul on January
1 as Operations Manager Chuck. We'll miss you in
in fhe Concrete Division.
to you ....
Kenneth
Peggy
mother). Baby Kenneth weighed in at a whopping 10 lb., 3 oz. Again, congratulations to the new parents.
Erkel-Thorson Erkel-Thorson
was born on December (first Burnsville Police
parents Officer
to
are Larry and become a
? ••••
crews
have
Employee_Newsletter_1982_Aug.pdf
City of Burnsville Newsletter August 1982
Our next quarterly issue of the Employee Newsletter will be published in Mid-December.
We would greatly appreciate ideas and input from you, the employees,
as to what you feel this report should cover. Call Evelyn at ext. 172 or Kathy at ext. 174 with your comments and news items.
25 YEARS - ED GILES ...
The ''25~h Anniversary" party for Ed Giles was well attended, and it was enjoyable employee. members
Pat Connelly,
for us as Also in
coworkers attendance
to honor Ed as Burnsville's at the reception on July
"oldest"
1 were four
Day,
of the 1957
Sr., and Jim Connelly.
Town Board;
Ed Doebel, Sr., Wallace
As M.C., Chuck Siggerud had words of praise for Ed and for his contributions over the years to the residents and as a fellow worker. The scroll signed by City employees was presented, and Ed recalled
some of the happenings through the years .... "a few ups and downs, but for the most part pretty good years."
At the July 6 meeting the City Council presented a plague to Ed with their "thanks for 25 years of continuous, consistent and faithful ~ervice to the citizens of Burnsville."
Ed has plowed many miles of streets through those years, being hired in 1957 when the Township had only one motor grader to maintain its roads.
As the first and only Public Works Superintendent, he has seen Burnsville grow from a Township with gravel roads to a metropolitan City providing
a broad range of public works services to its residents.
Congratulations from us all, Ed Giles!!
JURY DUTY
If you are called to serve as a juror, it is your responsibility
(the employee) to notify your supervisor and the Personnel Department.
Please follow this procedure:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Inform soon
your supervisor as you receive
and the a call to to insure
Personnel Department as report for court services
duty) in order
proper work
(jury
and recordkeeping.
scheduling
approval
Department with and
you receive
jury duty. Once you
your supervisor service.
Complete a leave of
and attach a copy of the jury summons.
You will receive details on reporting reimbursement.
supervisor about
a
memo from procedures,
informed reporting
the
as
Personnel timekeeping
Keep your information begin duty, regarding
further
normal jury the remainder
Your salary City during receive for through the not receive reimbursement kept by the
day, you are expected to return
to work for
be paid by the
keep expected
in contact length
for with
-2-
absence form for required
of
Whenever you are released earlier than the end of the
of that
and benefits the period such jury Personnel both salary
day.
will continue to of jury duty. Any
for mileage, employee.
parking and meal allowance is
payments you duty must be remitted to the City
Department; in other words, you do and jury duty pay. However,
Wehope this procedure clarifies questions which have arisen regarding the City's policy on jury service.
EMPLOYEEANNUALPICNIC HELD AT CLEARY PARK
If you weren't at
Cleary Park
afternoon and super family and friends
on Saturday
afternoon, August 21, you good food. Approximately
missed
115 City
on a 200 lb. pig roasted by Ed Shepherd who was ably assisted by Ed Giles. Ed Giles also supplied corn on the cob from his garden.
an enjoyable employees,
gathered together to feast
Everyone found an activity to enjoy. Children particularly
biking
Special
afternoon
Guy Ahlstrom, Linda Haugen, Ed Giles and Gary Lee for a job well done.
CPR TRAINING SCHEDULE
Jim Castleberry has agreed to continue conducting the CPR Training sessions for any interested City employee and/or their spouses. We are pleased with his decision as he does a great job. He is a very
The big kids enjoyed horseshoes, and much leisure conversation.
enjoyed volleyball,
swimming and paddleboats.
recognition goes to the pig roast committee who
of fun. Our thanks to Jollie Doran, Dan Hendrikson,
arranged this
~.
We have chosen to quote from this "Bulletin" the column "Do you Know" which lists briefly some of the Council and Community activities that we believe would be of interest to many of you.
- The City Council has followed the recommendations of the Citizens
so by contacting spouse is $7.50.
Kathy at extension 174. The cost to an employee's
The
These
at City Hall.
following
schedule has been established
for the
to 10:00 p.m.
to 10:00 p.m . to 10:00 p.m.
sessions.
1st Course - Wednesday, Sept. 29 Wednesday, Oct. 6
2nd Course - Wednesday, Oct. 20 Wednesday, Oct. 27
- 6:00 - 6:00
training
sessions are conducted
to 10:00 p.m.
in the Council Chambers here
Bulletin", the City newsletter that
BURNSVILLE BULLETIN
The is be
summer issue of the "Burnsville
delivered to all delivered this
residences and weekend (August
businesses 29).
in Burnsville, will
Charter Study Committee and requested the a Horne Rule Charter Commission.
District Judge
completed, with pays long-term
to form
18 miles dividends.
- The 1982 of street
- Southcross
ease traffic
street surfaced
Drive
in the Burnsville
Ordinance the City
- The City
which generally prohibits the shooting of firearms within limits. For details contact City Hall.
of Burnsville was recently complimented by State Auditor
Arne
- The hard
Carlson for our
efforts
in
Cable for
long-range financial planning.
system
- Following
staff design. starting
in
Joint to
Burnsville/Eagan
Communications our communities.
Commission is working
realize should
Cable begin
T.V. 1983.
Construction
of the
the
task force are
Commission
and improvements
sealcoat program ... preventive
has been maintenance
passage
of ParksBond
working to begin land acquisition and
under 1-35
has
been completed. Center area.
This should help
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knowledgeable and tactful instructor. You would be pleased with his approach to the course.
If you did not sign up for this course last spring, you can still do
- For increased safety the City Council has approved a new Firearms
Look for significant park construction next spring.
- 6:00 - 6:00
'82 the Parks
and a park
next two
-
The City
Council
a rare
recently transferred 17 acres of Department of Natural Resources can
-
rare
States
plant species.
Power and the U.S.
Department
of Fish
1,500 acres
Wildlife
of land
State protect A fen support
Northern recently in the wildlife walking
so is
that the
one of the few remaining
property to the preserve and
entered Minnesota
preserve. trails
into River
a lease
Valley
a part of this,
observation
whereby managed
The last two the following
21 - 12:30 September 22 - 8:00
AND November 3 - 12:30
September
As and nature
points for public use.
the City on he proved
with his
this very short
We encourage that as many of you as possible funeral service.
Reviewal - Sunday, August 29, 1982 at Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Ave.
Funeral - Monday, August 30, 1982 at Church, 3rd Ave. and 77th
Internment - Acacia Park Cemetery, 2151 Heights, MN
DEFENSIVE DRIVERS' TRAINING SCHEDULE
Gill Brothers Funeral So. from 4-9 p.m.
Assumption Catholic
in Richfield at 10:30 a.m.
sessions of dates:
Defensive Drivers'
to 4:30 p.m. to 12:00 noon
are
scheduled
on
to 4:30 p. m. November 4 8:00 to 12:00 noon
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"calcareous underground spring site whose
fens" in hydrologic
North America. conditions
LINDY SHELTON
We are sorry to have to inform you that one of our police officers,
Lindy Shelton, died on Wednesday, August 25, 1982.
employment with employment period, officer. We along
Lindy began
March 15, 1982. During
to be an outstanding and exemplary
agreement will be
and protected
the Department is developing
family grieve
his loss.
attend his reviewal and
Please contact your department director to
these sessions if you have not already completed the course. We would
appreciate it if Kathy the names session ten days
the department director, or his
of the department employees that will be
would
attending each
prior to the scheduled training
DEFERRED COMPENSATION INFORMATION MEETING SET
The City of Burnsville offers an optional fringe employees - DEFERRED COMPENSATION.
benefit
to our
Pilot Knob
training
Rd., Mendota
be scheduled
into one
of
designee, dates.
advise
and
as a
A deferred compensation plan provides
a voluntary means for wage their regular retirement and
earners at every
level A
to portion
supplement of the
savings
before
interest
deferred
more money for future
employee's income
is diverted
Hall.
programs. taxes, into
savings
or investment funds are also
program.
tax deferred. With
a wage earner
or aside
on these compensation
possible for
The City
employee
Corporation
of Minnesota has made Deferred Compensation
approved participation
of any Association
full-time Retirement
through a payroll
An informational Thursday, September
meeting for 16, 1982
a representative presentation
any at
interested 3:30 p.m.
from the the State
Deferred
answer
be held
on at
City
Diane present Information available.
The presentation one hour.
of Burnsville
in the International
Burnsville
Purrington,
to make a
on on the I.C.M.A.
Plan. Compensation Plan will be
It has been established
who work a
their holidays as set
as our hour work
forth in
policy week
that (Monday-Friday)
and Ordinance:
Day, July 4; December 25; holiday and,
Deferred
City Compensation
available to
Manager's program.
Minnesota plans are
In addition, the State Public Employees a State
packets
REMAINING 1982 EMPLOYEE HOLIDAYS
Labor Day Columbus
Veterans' Thanksgiving Christmas New Years
Day Day
Day Day
Day
(Thursday) (Thursday) (Friday) (Friday)
6 11
11 25 25
(Monday) (Monday)
(Thursday) (Thursday) (Saturday)
regular
40
Police the City Personnel
Fire employees will observe
a invested
Earnings
it is
use than otherwise
would
to set be possible.
Plan. Both deduction plan.
available to
employee will
the Council Chambers
Ochs Agency, will be Deferred Compensation
and questions and
period
Shift Fire
Police
September October November November December January
"when New Veterans'
falls
provided,
July 4;
December 25; falls on Saturday, a holiday."
on
Day, Sunday,
the following
Christmas day shall January
Day, be
Year's
Day, November
January l; 11; or
Independence
when New Veterans'
Year's Day, Day, November
l;
Christmas Day,
Employees on Regular
Workers in Police, and Administration
Monday-Friday
September 6 October 11 November 11 November 25 December 24 December 31
Work
(Monday) (Monday)
Week
&
Fire Departments
-5-
in
are scheduled
to take
1
(Saturday)
a
Independence Day,
11; or
the preceding day shall be
our employees
NEW EMPLOYEES AND PERSONNEL CHANGES
The City
following full-time persons
started 1982:
their
employment
with the
To -
Arlyce made attire)
Vancleve, career
.
Clerk change.
the
Burnhaven into custom
Station who sewing (rodeo
has
of Burnsville
since
January,
WELCOMETO YOU ALL!!
effective 8/31/82)
this spring to the
Welcome Police
back to Department
Officer Community
a periOd
her selection
FAREWELL...
as two years.
for the basis for to Elaine
Mpls. on
Bunnell, Shelton,
Attendant
Typist
Firefighter (appointment
Steve Baker who returned
Leach,
Dee Nordby, Clerk Dennis Schneck,
Elaine College
is Enforcement
of
Congratulations
a
Roger Clausnitzer doctor.
Jim Castleberry Department as
who is going on to school to be a future
Officer after
Brown Law
approximately for this
a military
leave.
a police instructor Center on a "loan"
a School
Sally (Zimmerman)
Recreation Department was wed on June home is in New Brighton. Congratulations,
CONGRATULATIONS
GIRLS,
Jennifer (Police
GIRLS AND MORE GIRLS
Ann was born May 25 to Michael Department)
Deborah Tackaberry.
Auto Service Police Officer
Police Officer
London,
who works as
the Sally and Jim!
Parks
Their new
serving
training
position.
Typist at Arlyce went
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Paul
Daniel
Keith
Lynwood
Bradley
Chuck Siggerud, Public Works Director -- WELCOMEBACK! Tim Brady, Dispatcher
Larson, Hove,
Firefighter Firefighter
who will be working with Chaska's
Police
Liaison
Officer.
Shannon Annette was born March 1 to Mary and Marvin Sims. Mary is a former Police/Fire Dispatcher.
Kendra Barbara came to live with Jim and Barbara Martenson on March 4. (Engineering Division of the Public Works Department)
a Secretary in
and
19 to
and
Jim London.

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Emily Marie was born May 17 to Steve and Phyllis Madden. (Park Dept.)
Angela Theresa was born April 5 to Tom and Barbara Leclaire. (Public Works Department)
Maria Kristine was born July 11 to Cathy and Greg Konat. Greg is the Parks and Recreation Director.
Meghan Anne came to live with Patricia and Edward Shepherd on August 4. (Fire Department)
AND ONE LITTLE
Kevin Schuman May 25. (Police
BOY
announces the arrival of his son, Joseph Charles, on Department)
Employee_Newsletter_1982_Dec.pdf
City of Burnsville Employee Newsletter December 1982City of Burnsville Employee Newsletter

CHRISTMAS PARTY - PRIZES! PRIZES! PRIZES!
Don't forget the employee Christmas Party at the on December 18. Be sure and get your reservation December 6.
December, 1982 VFW in Prior Lake in by Monday,
----: '
The Grand Prize driwing is a weekend for two at Quadna Mountain in Hill City recreational 1983. -In two, two
which will facilitiesinclude meals and this
27 employees participating.
addition, hockey
other tickets,
and the prize can
prizes will
plus other gifts.
use of all their b8 used anytime Champagne Dinner
during for
which that
The with
THANK YOU - "IT'S There were two fund
Burnsville
our total
total contributed or
pleased
employees contributions
in to report
The
year
of the United Way, Community Action Burnsville, we thank you for your your gifts will be appreciated by helped through your contributions.
was
$518.00. On behalf
first with
Action Council
conducted
this
BETTER TO GIVE THAN RECEIVE"
drives during participated.
the month of September
We are
77 % over last
campaign for . community
total contributions in the amount of
increased
pledged from all employees
year's was
total. $1,672
CANADALIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY- NEW CARRIER
FOR GROUP LIFE AND LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE
This spring the City was obligated by law to advertise for bids on
the employee group
life and long term disability
insurance. now is became
You can by our
Paul Life
end result carrier
July 1, 1982.
Canada these
Life Assurance insurances. The
types of insurance
Company change
The the
effective
was that for both of
Policies
all employees within the
were red
to covers your
life
destroy
former
had been our carrier
10 day s. The your long term
have in your
book disability.
on both of
these
distributed
insurance and the any policies
carrier--St.
Insurance
fall of 1977.
last other
since the
that you Paul Life
possession Company. St.
be a
Council, and generous giving the people and
the City of
and feel certain
lives you have
If any employee has not r e c e ived these policies, or if you have any questions on these coverages, please call the Personnel office.
SOCIAL SECURITY EARNINGS DOUBLE CHECK
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS URGE THAT INDIVIDUALS CHECK THE ACCURACYOF THEIR ACCOUNTS ON A REGULAR BASIS. To
correct
credited
mail-in
Security opportunity to
benefit
Procedure ~ocial
amounts.
for Security
check
Securing office
for accuracy and to be aware
Earnings Printout: Contact at 278-1151 (1811 Chicago
the Avenue).
local
At
your
to th~ Baltimore,
will mail MD office.
a S.S. Upon
pamphlet and request, that
addressed office will send
request
they
a card
form to request not nor~~lly
etc.), the necessary
provided can provide
Security period.
earnings, and be on a lagging
pbssible errors in recording Social Security
accounts, I the SSA provides persons can check the amount credited since the system began in 1937.
earnings a simple of Social
This is an of potential
to individual card so that
an
1937 to 1950 will be shown as a lump sum; also earnings from 1951
earnirigs printout
to eight weeks. each year will be listed
Earnings from separately.
to 1977 ~ From there are any (S. S. ~umber,
1978 on,
If
a does
projections schedule.
were This
accounts
errors earnings,
make corrections
SSA's computer
are that the
A recent news article indicated
being corrected for each emphasizes the importance every few years.
years
2 million errors 1979 and 1980.
a record of .individual
in four
or
problems in the
the local correction.
information office
system is now recordkeeping will
after a crediting 1981
continue to approximately
of the
of securing
to credit an
the employee or the family may not get all the pension and benefits
they are entitled to receive. Each employee or self-employed person is responsible for making sure his or her own record is correct.
No one else can do this for you!
THE SAFEST DRIVERS IN THE SOUTH
There were 7 Defensive Drivers' Training courses held this past summer and fall in which 139 full time and 14 part time employees
If Social Security fails
employee with the full
amount,
participated.
interesting
effectiveness
The possible
life. Have a "SAFE" Holiday Season!
presented realizing
in an the cost
The courses manner. We
were informative and
are
personal benefits are
forward to and decreased
monumental
with better
looking drivers
insurance rates.
Social three-year
1978,
and could
save "your"
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1983
EMPLOYEE HOLIDAYS
New President's Memorial Independence Labor Day
~olumbus Veterans' Day Thanksgiving Christmas Day
(incl. Dispatchers/Admin.) January 1, 1983 ·(Saturday)
their
holidays as set forth in
:(Monday-Friday) the City Personnel
Year's
Day Day
..
SAFETY COMMITTEE
Day
1983 (Monday) (Mondiy) (Monday)
1983 (Monday) 1983 (Monday)
Day
Day
Day
September 5, 1983 October 10, 1983 November 11, 1983 November 24, 1983 December 26, 1982
(Monday) September 5, (Monday) October 10,
Employees on Regular Monday-Friday Work Week
December 31, 1982 (Friday)
February 21, 1983 (Monday) February 21, May 30, 1983 (Monday) May 30, 1983 July 4, 1983 (Monday) July 4, 1983
It has been established as our policy that Police
who work ·a regular 40 hour work week
and Fire employees will observe
"when New Veterans'
falls on provided, July 4; December
a holiday."
Year's
Ordinance:
Day, July December holiday
or
preceding day shall
·
Day, January November 11;
New Year's Day, January
Day,
Sunday, the following
or Christmas day shall
Day, be
when Veterans'
1,
a Independence
25;
falls
Day, on
November 11; Saturday, the
Christmas Day,
We wish to e xpress
Safety Committee
participate in the
has been a very busy and productive year for the Committee and the
our
their sincere
thanks to the members efforts
of the Municipal and willingness
for
City as a whole. With just a bit of reflection \ on this the following is a list of some of the accomplishments:
to
past year,
a) Merging into the
of Police and Fire Municipal Safety
Safety Committees Committee.
d) Defensive Drivers'
e) All City facilities
Kits.
f) CPR training.
g) More effective use equipment standards.
training. equipped
with
First Aid
Committee functions this past
year. It
b) Manhole
c) Civil Defense presentation on
safety training.
of the protective
clothing and
tornadoes.
Shift Workers in Police and Fire Department
(Friday) November 11, 1983 (Thursday) November 24, 1983 (Monday) December 25, 1983
(Friday) (Thurs.) (Sunday)
l; Independence
4; 25;
and Day,
be
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The newly
appointed department
representatives are invited to Safety Cornmittee held on Wednesday,
attend December
the
n.ext meeting at 2:30 p.m
of the in the
The primary
i tern on .the
meeting will
h} All City facilities inspected by our Safety Subcommittee. ·
i} Fire safety presentation by the Fire Department.
j) Increased input into part time mainten ance employee
safety training.
k) Accident and injury review process improved.
Elections -
The following employees' December 31, 1982.
Tom Busse, Public Cleve Crowningshield,
terms
\
Works
Public Works -
John Hiebert,
· Cornmunity
. Administration
Development
- Support
Tom Roberts,
. Kevin Sutter, Public Works
Services
- Maintenance Division
encouraged. Please have a safety problem to consider.
call either
or suggested
1983
to help have.
goal
you
for the Committee
deal successfully
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
A program is provided
with any personal problem you might
to provide This means:
Are you aware of this benefit? The City has contracted with
Resource Program
Associates, Inc.
for you and your family.
/ /
problem for confidential will be in most always
which you would like to have help, you may call 437-3976.
touch with you within
professional,
A counselor
made four
for you offices
within that
to meet the in the Twin
day. An counselor City area.
at one of their
by the City
Human an Employee Assistance
When you or any member of your family has a personal
If you have further
at ext. 172, or if you wish to use the program for yourself or a family member, simply call 437-3976.
questions
regarding the program call
Evelyn
on the Safety Committee
expire
Division
- Maintenance
Shop Engineering
Each
a member to the Cormnittee by December 15. .No one employee may serve more th~n two consecutive terms as a member of the Safety Committee.
department is responsible
for either appointing
or reappointing
29
.
City Hall Conference
Room.
agenda
be goal setting for 1983. Input from all employees of the City is
for the December 2 9
Evelyn Kjos or Ed Giles if you
minutes,
appointment will
hours, or be
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I•
OF INTEREST TO YOU...
New Employees
Dallas Larry Johnnie
-
Drake, Newland,
Firefighter 9/22 Firefighter 10/10
Firefighter 11/1
Farewell To -
Mike the Arena
Congratulations
Ice but will Industry in
Superintendent, continuing
Peggy purpose
Erkel-Thorson,
Police
Officer
Brooks, City,
his
Gary
Division was teacher for New Market.
Dept. - Maintenance
New Additions
Katie works
-
Knutson,
of
child
care.
Arena be
- Erickson, who
Illinois.
works in the wed last spring to
the Shakopee Congratulations,
Their new home is in
Lynn was born October in the Public Works
28 to Jeff Department
and Ronelle Remer. Jeff - Engineering Division.
who resigned
who resigned career in the
Parks
Margaret Deutsch, school
schools.
Gary and Margaret!
Jessica Anne came to live with Jim and Vicki Thune on November 17. Jim works in the Fire Department.
-- HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO -YOU AND YOUR FAMILY! ! !
for
the
from Ice
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employee_voice_1992.pdf
Employee Voice December 1992Volume 6 - no number given - In this newsletter Holiday message from the City Manager, $5200 raised for United Way, Employee profile of Officer Tom Kelley, November employment anniversaries, Employee survey results to be shared, Payroll update, Holiday party was hopping, Submit year end expense reports, Upcoming bowling fundraiser, City Safety.
Employee_voice_July_1993.pdf
Employee Voice July 1993Volume 3 Number 2, a publication for the employees of Burnsville. Topics include: Employee profile of Ed Doebel, Results of 1993 Golf event, Employee emergency fund, Anniversaries, Reducing junk mail, Congratulations to Management Academy Graduates, City receives Safety Council award, Employees rewarded for cost savings ideas, Target donates teddy bears to fire department to give to children during emergency situations and Vision II, a long range planning process.
employee_voice_june_92.pdf
Employee Voice June, 1992Volume 4, No number - In this issue a profile of Les Anderson, A message from the City Manager, Citizen Academy visits Park Department, Burnsville Employee Council, photo of Sharon Hagen, Dan White and Steve Marx, May and June Anniversaries, City employees adopt Nicollet Avenue (picking up litter), City Council approves funding to recognize employees who have good and money saving ideas, John Ewing retires, a photo of Bonnie Buck, Greg Konat and Linda Gloor, Marian Geddes retires.
Employee_voice_March_1993.pdf
Employee Voice March 1993A newsletter for the employees of Burnsville. This is Volume 3 Number 1. Topics include: Employee profile of Donna Burg, The 1993 Employee Council, A list of January anniversaries, Mailroom update, The annual city/police auction, February anniversaries, Citzens Academy, Ed Doebel recognized for 30 years of employment and a list of five, ten, fifteen and twenty years of employment.
employee_voice_oct_92.pdf
Employee Voice October 1992Volume 5, No Number. In this issue an employee profile of Dan Hendrikson, Fire fighter and Paramedic Bruce Dunham receives a Medal of Valor and Jay Knutson was awarded a Certificate of Meritorious Action. Dean Brittain receives $100 for a great idea from Greg Konat. September and October anniversaries, Understanding the employee assistance program, City Golf Tournament, Carpooling, Safety benefit fair and an employee support fund.
Internal_Communicator_Dec_162C_1993.pdf
Internal Communicator December 16, 1993Volume 1 Number 6 topics include: Employee Assistance program expanded, New signs at front doors announce appointments available, Staff photo: Mike DuMoulin and Dan Hendrikson.
Internal_Communicator_Dec_22C_1993.pdf
Internal Communicator December 2, 1993Volume 1 Number 7 topics include: The employees of West Des Moines recently expressed their gratitude for the $440 that was raised from contributions of City employees to help those West Des Moines employees who experienced flood damage.

Employee council annual party and participation in the Armful of Love Christmas program. Photos include Dave Giles, Roger Wahlstrom, Tom Sherman who earned Medals of Honor as the result of a fire that occurred June 7 at the Birnamwood Townhouses. Crews kept busy on snowy Thanksgiving. United Way Volley Ball players photo: Jim Schwab, Jim Dibley, Jill Shorba, Paul Hokeness, Terry Kucera, Julie Dorshak, Terry Schultz, Sallye Johnson and Eric Carlson.
Internal_Communicator_Nov_182C_1993.pdf
Internal Communicator November 4, 1993Volume 1 Number 5 topics include: The Holiday Party, Charitable contributions, Lobby doors locked, Administrative open house, Staff photos: Linda Fischer, Sonja Ritchie, Randy Pistulka, Kevin Thoreson and Marty Beckman, Gary Harker and Mary Cavanagh.
Internal_Communicator_Nov_182C_1993~0.pdf
Internal Communicator November 18, 1993Volume 1 Number 6 of the employee newsletter includes: Burnsville Area Society for the Arts sponsors a Holiday Home Tour and Tea. City employees help West Des Moines flood victims, City Cable 16 can get your message out, Dos and Don'ts of meeting etiquette, Employee benefit fair.
Internal_Communicator_Oct_212C_1993.pdf
Internal Communicator October 21, 1993Volume 1 Number 4, for the employees of the City of Burnsville. Topics include: The Citzen's Academy, the Community Referendum, Holiday Party, The United Way Wacky Golf Tournament raises $5000, Mark Henderson leaving city, Administration and Enterprises move to new area.
Internal_Communicator_Oct_72C_1993.pdf
Internal Communicator October 7, 1993Volume 1 Number 3 for the employees of Burnsville includes: Dorthy McHugh has recently joined the editorial staff of the Internal Communicator, Cable 16 update, Fire fighters help fight MD, Citzens Academy, Employee news and the employee council.
Internal_Communicator_Sept_1993.pdf
Internal Communicator September 2, 1993The employee newsletter "The Employee Voice" takes on a new name the Internal Communicator in Volume 1 Number 1. You are now reading the latest attempt to keep City employees informed about the many activities going on around us. This is the premiere issue of a new one page two sided newsletter for Burnsville employees and their families...This newsletter will try to cover everything the Employee Voice did, plus by coming out every other week instead of every other month, the internal Communicator should be able to cover events with more timeliness... Ed Doebel retires after 30 years with the City. Fire Muster next weekend, Update on other staff including Jim Schwab, Craig Ebeling, Dan Hughes, Kim Heyda, Jill Olson and Dan Carlson.
March_12C_1983_employees.pdf
City of Burnsville Employee Newsletter March 1, 1983An example of one of the employee newsletters published in 1983. This issue includes: A good time was had by all at Christmas party, Semi-annual general safety meeting, New Nicollet Clinic opens, Floppy disks, meabytes and terminals are in our future. A recommendation was presented to the City Council to invite computer equipment and software vendors to submit bids to supply the City with appropriate equipment.

Fire Muster Planning begins, Open enrollment for health insurance, A list of new employees, promotions and farewells. 1983 Major Improvements. Contact person for newsletter was Marian Geddes.
 
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