Study on tap for city vehicles, cell phone payments

Carson

THOMASVILLE — City Manager Alan Carson said in late 2019 he plans to address several areas of spending this year.

One area involves reimbursement for city employee cell phones. Another is after-hours use of city vehicles by employees.

2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间The city does not purchase cell phones for employees, but reimburses personnel for some of the cost of their personal cell phones.

2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间“It looks like it has not been very formulated,” Carson said.

2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间The city has three tiers of monthly cell phone reimbursement:

• $85 — Employees who must have a phone for work.

• $95 — Employees who must have a phone, because they are on call.

2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间• $115 — Those who use cell phones to conduct city business around the clock.

Carson said he wants to put employee cell phones in proper order and treat personnel fairly.

2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间“We will look at these things all year long and see if policies and procedures need to be changed,” Carson said.

Some city employees who do not have to respond after hours take vehicles home, Carson said.

“Some vehicles we have are probably oversized for what we need,” the city manager added.

2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间Carson said the large vehicles are needed to accommodate compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks.

“We’re studying right now to see if CNG is the right fit for all vehicles,” Carson said.

The exception would be trash trucks, which would continue to use CNG, he added. 

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820