Jen Klingerman, HR Director for the City of Plymouth presented job description updates for the Wastewater and Water Departments at Monday’s Common Council meeting. 

City Attorney Sean Surrisi said the changes to the job descriptions were made after the council made adjustments to the to the Salary Ordinance to reflect some of the additional duties and responsibilities in those departments.  He also noted there was a job description for a part-time paramedic for consideration too.  The City Attorney said they will be bringing forward some other updates in the future. 

Councilman Jeff Houin and Don Ecker asked if the HR Director, City Attorney and Department Head had reviewed the changes and that was confirmed.

The City Council approved the new job descriptions for the Utilities Department. 

In other business the Council approved a resolution for the purchase of handheld radios for the Plymouth Fire Department. 

In order to take advantage of special pricing that isn’t available to the townships because they are not enrolled in a state program that takes advantage of quantity purchasing prices that the state is able to achieve.  Center and West Townships asked the city which is enrolled in the program to purchase the radios and allow the townships to reimburse the city. 

Fire Chief Steve Holm said the current radios are 10 to 12 years old and are becoming obsolete.  The request is to purchase 14 now and replace the remaining the rest over the next 2 to 3 years.  The cost for the 14 radios is $45,000 which includes chargers, a six-bank charger for the township engines where we keep all those radios in so they are always charged.  The chief said the radios will be for the township’s primary engines their tankers and two of the brush trucks.

Chief Holm said the city’s cost to update their radios will cost more because they will need a few more radios. 

The Plymouth City Council approved the resolution to purchase the radios for Center and West Townships with them reimbursing the city for the total cost.