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City workers granted funeral leave in Georgiana

City employees in Georgiana will now be allowed to take up to three days of leave for a death in their immediate family.

Previously, days taken for funerals were charged against the employees’ Sick Leave.

The city council passed a proposal by Georgiana’s mayor, Mike Middleton, to amend Employee Benefits and include a separate section specifically for Bereavement Leave. Middleton said a list specifying exactly which family members would be included would be presented at the July council meeting.

In other business, the council approved Resolution 2009-06 pertaining to the ADECA Wastewater Treatment Plant Grant.

“This is simply another necessary step in getting this grant,” Middleton said.