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County to hire on more janitor
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Warren County will be adding another janitor to the payroll. Since the resignation of janitor Tammy Boyd in June 2012, custodian Billy Ralph has been responsible for cleaning at both the courthouse and Warren County Administrative Offices.
While the county’s Building and Grounds Committee was complimentary of Ralph’s performance, the job proved to be more than one janitor could handle with a 40-hour work week split between the two buildings.
For this reason, the committee voted unanimously Tuesday to add another janitor to lighten the load. Given the choice of which location he wanted to maintain, Ralph chose the administrative offices, where he was assigned prior to assuming duties for both buildings.
The committee also voted to lift the no-overtime restriction that has been in place since 2012. Some things such as waxing floors must be done when no one is in the building, necessitating night or weekend hours.
Said Ralph, “The majority of my time is cleaning and waxing floors, buffing them, and cleaning carpet.”
Committee chairman Carl E. Bouldin cautioned Ralph about the new policy, saying, “I want you to work as little overtime as you can and still keep it up.”
The janitor position at the courthouse will be a 40-hour per week job with no overtime. The job is expected to be posted soon and it is hoped the position will be filled by the first of the year.
Bouldin noted that whoever is picked will be expected to keep up with their responsibilities, saying, “Whoever goes up there is going to keep it clean or we don’t need them. That’s the facts.”