WARSAW — The Warsaw Community Public Library decided to stay with their original decision made in October to raise the salaries of five employees in order to be exempt from the new fair labor standards act overtime regulations that were to go into effect on Dec. 1.
The new regulations stated employees making a salary less than $47,476 a year were to be required to be compensated for overtime. Rather than pay those five salaried employees overtime, in October, the trustees decided to raise the salaries of the employees to a higher rate.
During the library board of trustees on Monday, Dec. 12, the trustees decided to continue with the decision to raise the salaries despite the fact the new regulations have been questioned and have not gone into effect as planned.
President Barbara Beck advised, “Im recommending we move forward,” with their original decision.
The trustees had to decide on the roles of the members for the coming year. Beck explained she had enjoyed her time as board of trustees president, however, it was time for her to step down. Board member Christopher Merrill was chosen by the trustees to be the president. Jill Beetler will continue to be the vice-president. Paulette Sauders will continue to be the secretary. Sherri Dalrymple will continue to be the treasurer.
- The library’s 3-D printer has been ordered and should be available for pick-up either this week or next.
- The board of trustees accepted the 2017 salaries and wages.