Council seeks opinions of new logo
by Neil B. McGahee
Apr 02, 2014 | 2229 views | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Euharlee City Council made short work of its April 1 agenda approving three items and sending two back to the drawing board.

The council unanimously approved two events — the Rob Taylor Memorial Work Day and a sports camp at Joe Cowan Park —and adopted amendments to the city’s budget.

The Taylor Memorial Work Day, to be held on Saturday, June 7, has become an annual event honoring 13-year-old Robert H. Taylor III, who was killed in an accidental shooting in December 2011. The cleanup centers around the Robert H. Taylor III “Little Rob #5” Memorial Ball Field at Osbourne Park.

Two items were tabled for further discussion.

The council couldn’t find common ground on the second reading of the proposed employee grievance policy.

When Mayor Dennis Thayer took office in January, he pushed for updating an organizational chart and grievance policies, to which several council members took exception.

Council member Joseph “Jo-Jo” Turner said he worried that if an employee did pursue a grievance, they might face retaliation.

“There is no protection in here for the employee who files a grievance,” Turner said. “The first thing we know is six weeks later he decides to quit and we don’t know why. I think that protection needs to be included on this policy.”

Council voted to table the vote until the next meeting.

One thing council did agree on was the new city logo designed by Euharlee resident Alec Trapheagen. The design, featuring larger, more distinctive fonts while retaining the image of the city’s covered bridge, will be displayed on the city’s Web site,

Residents are encouraged to express their opinions or offer suggestions about the logo.

The Euharlee City Council will meet again at 7 p.m. April 15 at city hall.