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    Re: Township building Archived Message

    Posted by Opie2 on December 29, 2017, 12:56 pm, in reply to "Township building"

    If you went today, they may be closed as part of the holiday weekend. Their employees get off a day for New Years Eve and New Years Day. (Friday and Tuesday).

    On most other days I've always found the door open to Supervisor Shipley's office. It's the door on the far right corner if you're looking at the building.

    I don't know about the assessors office.

    I always find it interesting that we, the public, get so upset about the pensions of the public employees (that they pay into) yet no one gripes about the amount of holidays these institutions close for.

    When I was in business my staff got paid for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. We always closed early on Christmas Eve. If the other holidays fell on a weekday, my staff took vacation days or traded shifts to accomplish the work. They understood that we didn't pay for people NOT to be at work. Yeah I know, Scrooge.

    The point is those public workers contribute part of their earnings to a pension just like most of the private world does. Yet, they are given in some cases over a dozen paid holidays where no one works, nothing gets done and everyone gets paid. Can you imagine the cost of a holiday, compounded by twelve days, compounded by 400 or more employees? That's an annual cost paid by the taxpayers that probably cost all of us more than a pension in the long run.

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