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260.07  UNIFORM ALLOWANCES.
   (a)   Police Department.
      (1)   There is hereby established an annual uniform allowance for each non- bargaining officer of the Police Department for the purpose of maintaining and replacing his or her official police uniform as becomes necessary or advisable by reason of use and wear in the performance of active duty. The amount and specifics of the uniform allowance will be described in the Collective Bargaining Agreement for the unit in question. Such annual uniform allowance shall be paid by the Director of Finance in two installments on the scheduled pay days immediately preceding April 1 and October 1 of each year.
      (2)   The Chief of Police shall receive a clothing allowance of one thousand two hundred dollars ($1,200) for the purchase and maintenance of regulation uniforms and clothing to be paid in two installments of six hundred dollars ($600.00) each on the scheduled pay days immediately preceding April 1 and October 1.
      (3)   There is hereby established an annual uniform allowance for each full-time employee covered by the FOP Police Dispatchers Collective Bargaining Agreement for the purpose of maintaining and replacing his or her official police uniform as becomes necessary or advisable by reason of use and wear in the performance of duty. The amount and specifics of the uniform allowance will be described in the Collective Bargaining Agreement for the unit in question. Such annual uniform allowance shall be paid by the Director of Finance in one installment on the scheduled payday immediately preceding April 1 of each year.
   (b)   Fire Department.
      (1)   There shall be a first year uniform allowance for each new full-time firefighter/paramedic of the Fire Department. The amount and specifics of the uniform allowance will be described in the Collective Bargaining Agreement covering the Avon Lake Firefighters. Thereafter, there shall be an annual allowance for each full-time employee covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement for the purpose of maintaining and replacing his or her official uniform as becomes necessary or advisable by reason of use and wear in the performance of active duty. Such annual uniform allowance shall be paid by the Finance Director in two equal installments on the scheduled pay days immediately preceding April 1 and October 1 of each year.
      (2)   The Fire Chief shall receive a uniform allowance of one thousand two hundred dollars ($1,200) for the purchase and maintenance of regulation uniforms to be paid in two installments of six hundred dollars ($600.00) each on the scheduled pay days immediately preceding April 1 and October 1.
      (3)   The Assistant Fire Chief shall receive a uniform allowance of one thousand one hundred dollars ($1,100.00) for the purchase and maintenance of regulation uniforms to be paid in two installments of five hundred fifty dollars ($550.00) each on the scheduled pay days immediately preceding April 1 and October 1.
      (4)   The Secretary/Dispatcher in the Fire Department shall receive a uniform allowance of nine hundred fifty dollars ($950.00) annually for the purchase and maintenance of uniforms as prescribed by the Fire Chief, to be paid by the Director of Finance in two equal installments on the scheduled payday immediately preceding April 1 and October 1 of each year. There shall be a first year uniform allowance of nine hundred fifty dollars ($950.00) payable in one lump sum as soon as practical after the appointment of a Secretary/ Dispatcher, and the same is intended to be for the calendar year in which the employee is hired. Beginning January 1 following the year of employment, he or she shall be eligible for the annual uniform allowance.
   (c)   Department of Municipal Utilities.  Full-time Municipal Utilities Department employees shall be furnished work clothes and equipment where necessary, as determined by the Director of Utilities.
   (d)   Public Works Department and Building Department.  The Public Works Foreman, the Plumbing/Building Inspector, the Residential Inspector, the Electrical Inspector, and the Zoning Administrator shall receive a uniform allowance of six hundred dollars ($600.00) annually.  Payment shall be made on the scheduled pay day immediately preceding April 1 of each year.  In addition, each such employee shall be furnished gloves and one pair of boots each calendar year and one rainsuit every third calendar year or as needed.
   (e)   Public Works Director. The Public Works Director shall receive a uniform allowance of six hundred dollars ($600.00) annually. Payment shall be made on the scheduled pay day immediately preceding April 1 of each year. In addition, such employee shall be furnished gloves and one pair of boots each calendar year and one rainsuit every third calendar year or as needed.
   (f)   Commercial Driver's License Allowance.  The City shall pay an annual commercial driver's license allowance on the pay date preceding October 1 of a calendar year  to those non- bargaining unit employees in the Public Works Department who are required to hold such license in order to perform their job. The payment shall be equal to the rate negotiated in the current PACE Local 5-836-1 collective bargaining agreement.
(Ord. 135-91.  Passed 10-14-91; Ord. 113-94.  Passed 5-23-94; Ord. 147-94.  Passed 7-11-94; Ord. 190-95.  Passed 11-6-95; Ord. 17-98.  Passed 1-12-98; Ord. 60-98.  Passed 3-23-98; Ord. 54-99.  Passed 3-22-99; Ord. 81-00.  Passed 3-27-00; Ord. 159-00.  Passed 6-26-00; Ord. 221-00.  Passed 9-25-00; Ord. 67-02.  Passed 3-11-02; Ord. 241-03.  Passed 10-27-03; Ord. 78-04.  Passed 4-5-04; Ord. 146-04.  Passed 6-14-04; Ord. 229-04.  Passed 10-25-04; Ord. 33-06.  Passed 3-27-06; Ord. 74-2013. Passed 6-10-13; Ord. 43-2014.  Passed 4-14-14; Ord. 131-2016.  Passed 10-11-16; Ord. 175-2017.  Passed 11-27-17; Ord. 125-2019.  Passed 11-25-19.)