Yukon City Council to consider reinstating employees

Special meeting called for Tuesday night

Yukon City Council Member Jeff Wootton

After 18 Yukon city employees were laid off April 9 by City Manager Jim Crosby, the city council will meet Tuesday to consider a motion to approve reinstating them.

The Yukon City Council will meet in a special meeting, 6 p.m Tuesday, April 28 at the Centennial Building, 12 S 5th Street.

An agenda item reads, “Consider a motion to approve reinstatement of employees needed to staff the reopening of city departments/facilities currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Crosby told the council recently that the drop in sales tax revenue due to the pandemic had been the reason behind the layoffs. Cutbacks of 2% were made in departments citywide.

Councilman Jim Wootton asked Crosby at a meeting last week to consider rehiring the employees who had been laid off.

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