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The Union-Recorder

 

The Milledgeville City Council unanimously amended city personnel policies and procedures related to city travel Tuesday night.

Council met in a brief meeting to formally adopt a policy that has been under consideration that governs city reimbursement for expenses incurred by agents on official city business.

The new policies became effective April 1.

The policy encourages employees and officials to exercise reason when securing accommodation and to include invoices and receipts for reimbursement that show proof of the claims.

The new policy limits per diem meals based on departure and arrival times for travel periods and sets an allowance of $10 each for breakfast and lunch and $20 for dinner. Travel outside of the state is now governed by federal per diem rates.

Council then went into executive session to discuss a legal matter. The hour-long executive session was followed by adjournment and a brief work session.

City manager Barry Jarrett updated the four council members in attendance on his proposal to change the city's credit card provider to a service that offers cash back on purchases.

Jarrett said with limited use, he projects the city could see $3,000 to $3,600 monthly returned to city revenue from the change. Jarrett said he is also interested in seeking more vendors that will accept credit cards for payment for city needs to maximize the service's cash back policy.

Council members Collinda Lee, District 1, and Jeanette Walden, District 2, were absent from the work session.

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