BY SARAH GREGORY
Members of the Tusculum Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously to adopt a revised employee handbook Monday evening.
During the regular monthly meeting at Tusculum City Hall, the board discussed revisions to the 15-page document only briefly prior to the vote.
The document's last revision was in 1997. During the August meeting, aldermen voted on first reading to adopt the handbook, with the understanding that some additional minor revisions be made.
City Attorney Jim Mercer told the board he believed he had addressed all issues identified at the August meeting.
"I think you did," Tusculum Mayor John Foster said, adding, "it's a well-written document."
Mercer said he had worked extensively with the University of Tennessee's Municipal Technical Advisory Service, and was able to make corrections to the handbook's language that satisfied their concerns.
"I think it's a good handbook. I think it's ready to go," he said. "It can always be further amended if need be, but I'm satisfied with it at this point, and I think it's ready to be passed," Mercer added.
Foster told the board just prior to the vote that he believed the revision "meets the needs" of Tusculum's employees.