The members of the Fire Division are hereby authorized to have thirteen days off per year in lieu of the holidays stated hereinafter. The thirteen days off shall be granted to the members of the Fire Division by the Chief, whether or not the members actually performed services on the holidays stated herein. The first ten holidays listed hereinafter may be added to their vacation, or taken at any other time, according to the discretion of the Chief. Days number eleven, twelve and thirteen shall be administered as a personal day, to be taken by the employee at a mutually agreed time between the employee and the Chief, and shall be given off on the employee's work day.
   (a)   Such days off shall be subject to the following stipulations:
      (1)   That an employee must have completed a sixty-day probationary period before becoming eligible for the benefits stated hereunder.
   (b)   The days off for holidays or in lieu of holidays are as follows:
      (1)   The first day of January, known as New Year's Day;
      (2)   The third Monday in February, known as Washington-Lincoln Day;
      (3)   The last Monday in May, known as Decoration Day or memorial Day;
      (4)   The fourth day of July, known as Independence Day;
      (5)   The first Monday of September, known as Labor Day;
      (6)   The second Monday in October, known as Columbus Day;
      (7)   The eleventh day in November, known as Veteran's Day;
      (8)   The fourth Thursday in November, known as Thanksgiving Day;
      (9)   The twenty-fifth day of December, known as Christmas Day;
      (10)   One-half day off for Christmas Eve, and one-half day off on Good Friday;
      (11)   One day for personal business provided that twenty-four hours notice is given by the member and such day off shall be subject to the approval of the Chief.
      (12)   Employee's birthday to be administered in the same manner as the personal day above;
      (13)   Any day appointed and recommended by the Governor of this State, or the President of the United States of America as a holiday, to be administered in the same manner as eleven and twelve above.
(Ord. 74-289. Passed 12-2-74.)