Members of the Delaware County Commissioners approved on Monday, Aug. 6, to host a special meeting to review the proposed employee handbook.
The handbook will address several issues including medical marijuana, work hours and healthy living programs, said Vicki Cossart, Human Resources
The meeting is set for 9 a.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 15, in the commissioner's public meeting room.
“This is a bag of worms,” Cossart said referring to the passage of Proposition 788, which approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes.
While the measure passed statewide, Delaware County voters opposed the measure 4,724 to 4,628 votes.
Many issues need to be addressed such as usage and caring a medical marijuana card, she said.
In a previous meeting Cossart said the county is looking to the Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma for direction.
“We also need a resolution on vacation and holiday pay,” Cossart said.
Some departments offer time off for birthdays, while others do not, she said.
“We all have to get on the same page,” Cossart said.
Another issue to be address is the actual work week.
“Is it a 40-hour work week or 37 ½-hour work week,” Cossart said.
The commissioners also approved a $20 bid from Michael Hinton of Lot #8 at Flint Ridge RV Park that was not sold at a resale auction.
Commissioner David Poindexter (District 1) was appointed during the Delaware County Justice Authority meeting as the organization’s chairman.
The next meeting is 9 a.m., Monday, Aug. 13, at the Delaware County Courthouse in the Commissioners’ Public Meeting room.