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CITY OF GRAMBLING ORDINANCE NO. 0707011-3

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CITY OF GRAMBLING
ORDINANCE NO. 0707011-3
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRAMBLING AMENDING THE MINIMUM STANDARDS AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THE SECOND CHANCE GRANT PROGRAM
WHEREAS, the City of Grambling has applied to participate in the Second Chance Grant Program and such program appears to be in the best interest of the City of Grambling and its citizens;
WHEREAS, participation in the Second Chance Grant Program will require exceptions to the minimum standards for employment with the City of Grambling;
WHEREAS, an ordinance has been proposed to be adopted by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Grambling;
WHEREAS, the proposed ordinance must be introduced by its title;
WHEREAS, a public hearing must be held prior to its adoption; and
WHEREAS, the title of the proposed ordinance must be published in the official journal and the notice shall provide for the time and place where the Board will consider its adoption.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED that the following ordinance be and it is hereby adopted by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Grambling:
Section 1: Pursuant to Ordinance 1209-2, the City of Grambling set minimum requirements for all applicants for employment. This ordinance provides that individuals who had been convicted of a felony, exhausted all legal remedies, and had not been pardoned were disqualified from employment with the City of Grambling unless it had been more than fifteen years since the completion of the original sentence. This ordinance also provides that individuals who have been convicted of more than four misdemeanors (other than traffic violations) during the five years preceding the hire date are disqualified from employment with the City of Grambling.
Section 2: The City of Grambling desires to participate in the Second Chance Grant Program that will assist individuals in retraining and becoming an effective member of society.
Section 3: Therefore, participants in the Second Chance Grant Program shall not be excluded from employment by the City of Grambling due to a criminal conviction that otherwise would be a disqualifier pursuant to Ordinance 1209-2 and may apply and be hired by the City of Grambling provided the participant complies with all terms of the Second Chance Grant Program.
Section 4: If a participant in the Second Chance Grant Program is hired by the City of Grambling and later fails to comply with the terms of that program, said participant may be terminated from employment.
Section 5: This Ordinance shall become effective after its promulgation all in the manner and form prescribed by law.
Section 6. This Ordinance was duly introduced, published in accordance with law, and then duly read and adopted by the following votes:
5 YEAS 0 NAYS None ABSENT None ABSTAIN.
The Oridinance was adopted on August 4th, 2011.
/Edward R. Jones/, Mayor
/Pamela J. Stringfellow/, Clerk
2td: August 21 & 29, 2011

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