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WHEREAS the Council of the Corporation of the County of Renfrew deems it advisable to employ County Officers and Staff under and subject to the provisions of a By-law;
AND WHEREAS the Ontario Municipal Act empowers Council to pass such a By-law regulating the appointment, duties and remuneration of such Officers and Staff;
NOW THEREFORE the Council of the Corporation of the County of Renfrew enacts as follows:
ARTICLE 1 - INSURANCE AND HEALTH BENEFITS
PART A - Full-Time Employees
The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System Pension Plan shall apply as per the OMERS Agreement.
2. Life Insurance
The Employer shall pay 100% of the premiums for Basic Group Life Insurance coverage and Accidental Death or Dismemberment. From age 71 to 75, “life coverage” will be at a rate of 50% of the coverage provided in the original plan for non-union employees.
3. Extended Health Care
The Employer shall pay 100% of the premiums for the Extended Health Care Plan. There is a drug dispensing fee cap of $8.50.
4. Dental Plan
The employer shall pay 100% of the standard dental plan (prior year ODA schedule).
In additional, major restorative coverage is provided at 50% co-insurance to a maximum of $2,000 per year per insured. Orthodontic coverage is provided at 50% co-insurance to a lifetime maximum of $2,000 per insured.
5. Health Care Spending Account
In addition to the Extended Health and the Dental Plan, full-time employees have access to an annual Health Care Spending Account. The Health Care Spending Account is set at $850.00 annually. This is prorated for new employees.
6. Optional Life Insurance/Optional Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
Employees may participate in an Optional Life Insurance Program and an Optional Accidental Death & Dismemberment Program within the terms and conditions of the policy, provided the employee assumes full responsibility for the premiums.
7. Early Retiree Benefit
The employer shall pay 100% of the premiums for employees who qualify under OMERS for an Early Retirement Plan for full-time employees as follows:
ARTICLE 2 - PAID HOLIDAYS
Thirteen paid holidays shall be provided. Specific days are outlined in the Corporate Policies and Procedures Manual.
ARTICLE 3 - OTHER ALLOWANCES
1. Mileage Allowance
For the use of cars authorized by the employee's supervisor, effective January 1, 2016 employees will receive $0.54 per kilometre for the first 5,000 kilometres per year and $0.48 per kilometre for all kilometres over 5,000 per year.
2. Meals, Gratuities and Incidental Expenses
While attending conferences, conventions, seminars, workshops or business meetings, employees will receive actual expenses supported by receipts of up to $75.00 per day.
3. Safety Footwear Allowance
(a) Employees who are required by nature of their job to wear safety footwear on a regular daily basis shall be provided the following annual allowance:
Effective January 1, 2017: Full-time - $275.00 per annum
Part-time - $137.50 per annum
(b) Employees who are required by nature of their job to wear safety footwear on an occasional basis will be provided with the above allowance once every three years.
ARTICLE 4 - RATES OF PAY
Schedule “A” - Non-Union Salary Grid and Classifications
Schedule “B” - Non-Union Additional Classifications and Rates
ARTICLE 5 - ADJUSTMENT DATE
The next adjustment date shall be January 1, 2018 or earlier as deemed appropriate by Council.
ARTICLE 6 - ENFORCEMENT AND GENERAL
1. Matters pertaining to working conditions and employment are also set out in the Corporate Policies and Procedures Manual. The manual should be referred to for additional information about the employment conditions contained in this by-law.
2. Any other amendments to this By-law shall be recommended by the Finance & Administration Committee to County Council in the form of a replacement By-law.
3. This By-law shall not be interpreted to contradict or violate any statute or regulation of the Province of Ontario.
4. By-law 97-16 is hereby repealed.
5. This By-law shall come into force and be effective January 1, 2017, except where otherwise noted.
READ a first time this 22nd day of February 2017.
READ a second time this 22nd day of February 2017.
READ a third time and finally passed this 22nd day of February 2017.
JENNIFER MURPHY, WARDEN W. JAMES HUTTON, CLERK