After much discussion among Council Members, the Andover City Council approved a resolution Tuesday evening adding policies into the personnel handbook on social media usage as well as computer and Internet usage.
The resolution presented to the Council included wording stating employees may check social media during breaks but they may not post to social media during those breaks, and employees may not list the City of Andover as their place of employment.
The reasoning for restricting listing place of employment was to protect the employee and the city from employees posting something that could have a negative impact on the relationship with the city.
Council Member Troy Tabor said he could not support that part of of the resolution.
Council Member Byron Stout agreed and added his own concerns on that particular part of the proposed resolution.
After further discussion between council members, city staff and City Attorney J.T. Klous, the resolution unanimously passed after removal of Regulation 4A of the resolution restricting city employees from posting their place of employment.
The City Council also:
• approved the 2013 Budged Amendment.
• approved a resolution removing the City Code of Municipal Policies on computer and Internet usage. This was a housekeeping item moving the policy to the personnel handbook.
• approved a resolution authorizing the sale of a project financed with revenue bonds of the City of Andover, approving the call and early redemption of the revue bonds and authorizing the termination and release of mortgage and security agreement for Victoria Falls.
• approved the 2014 recommended pay plan.
• approved an ordinance amending the code of the city regarding the allowable height of grass and weeds. The allowable height on residential structures was lowered to 12 inches. The allowable height of grass and weeds on vacant and commercial lots remains at 18 inches.
• approved an ordinance modifying the zoning district classification and adding an overlay district known as the KHR Commercial Center Preliminary Planned Unit Development plan.
• approved the Planned Unit Development for the KHR Commercial Center Addition.
• approved the Developers Agreement for the KHR Commercial Center Addition.
• approved US 54 ROW Acquisition Appraisal Proposals.