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Closed door meeting on city exterminator working 2nd job while on sick time

The Common Council Tuesday morning took up the issue of whether a former city exterminator was abusing sick time when working a second city job, but on the advice of city attorneys closed their meeting to the public and went into executive session.

When they reopened the meeting to the public, they said the issue would now go to the council's claims committee, which will vote on whether the worker, Robert Licata, should be paid.

City officials say Licata worked as a full-time exterminator and also works part-time posting foreclosure notices for the city.

Before the closed door meeting, Lovejoy Councilman spoke of some City Hall departments having a culture enabling employees to use up accumulated sick time when they are ready to retire even if they aren't sick.

Council President Darius Pridgen suggested the city should require a log detailing when foreclosure notices are posted.


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