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City Council member sounds off on policy regarding snow-day shutdowns

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© At the council's agenda briefing Monday, Councilman Charlie Rivenbark took the time to voice his concerns over a recent issue. © At the council's agenda briefing Monday, Councilman Charlie Rivenbark took the time to voice his concerns over a recent issue.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - One Wilmington City Council member is speaking out against the snow-day requirements for city employees.

Tuesday, Wilmington City Council will consider resolutions that give specific definition of ‘leave' and ‘vacation' time.  

At the council's agenda briefing Monday, Councilman Charlie Rivenbark took the time to voice his concerns over a recent issue.  

He told the rest of the board he did not think it was fair for to require city employees to have to spend their vacation days on time they were told not to work during the past winter's storms.

Rivenbark explained that many un-salaried employees had to give up two to three days of vacation because the inclement weather shut down city operations.

"We haven't been able to pay our people what they need to be paid," explained Rivenbark. "We've had some tough times, and those are the kind of things that just kind of add insult to injury in my opinion."

The councilman explained that city employees may never see legislative change with regard to this policy, but  said he wanted to make his opinion known. 

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