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Meeting Minutes - Drug Policy

Town of Leicester
Selectboard Meeting Minutes
 
Monday, September 10, 2012
*Unapproved*
** See subsequent minutes for any changes
 
Members Present:  Diane Benware, Ken Young, Tom Barker, Ron Fiske, Brad Lawes
 
Others Present:  Julie Delphia, Sandra Trombley, Secretary
 
Call to OrderMeeting called to order at 6:25 p.m. by Chair 
 
Alcohol/Drug & Disciplinary Policies
 
The purpose of this meeting is to sift through the material and come up with something that the Board feels is manageable for them in terms of an Alcohol & Drug Policy; as well as, a Disciplinary Policy. 
 
The Board reviewed the policy samples from several towns provided by Julie.
 
Julie recommended using Cornwall’s format.
 
Diane liked the bullet format versus the paragraph form.  Diane thinks it stands out more.
 
Julie mentioned that according to the VLCT representative, there are certain requirements under the discipline portion.
 
Brad feels it should be the employee’s responsibility to pay all costs for treatment in order to return to work.  Others agreed.
 
The Board felt the second offense of a verified positive drug or alcohol test from a sample under random reasonable suspicion test shall result in termination.
 
The Board discussed how legally prescribed medications might be handled.  Board will take responsibility to assist drivers to understand requirements placed on the drivers.  The drivers will need to sign a disclosure statement.
 
Brad recommended using Cornwall’s format as their basis with some modification. 
 
Julie will make changes/revisions for the next Selectboard meeting for review.  The policy will then be passed on to Jim Carroll, Town Attorney for review before adoption.
 
Julie mentioned that Matthew’s Trucking has not provided information requested on Steve Morrison.  She needs the information or he will need to be tested.
 
Ron mentioned that someone tried to break into the Meeting House.  They did not get in.  Ron fixed the door.
 
Motion by Tom to adjourn at 7:23 p.m.  Second by Ron.  All in favor.  So approved.
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
 
Sandra L. Trombley, Secretary