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Councilman wants it clear, no dope on job’


Electric City’s Bob Rupe has asked that the city’s drug and alcohol policy be reviewed by attorneys so it includes the use of marijuana and other controlled substances.

He wrote in a recommendation to the council that language be included in the city ordinance and in employee handbooks that makes the use of drugs, alcohol, and controlled substances a dismissal offense.

“The purpose of these rules is to balance the personal rights of an individual and the right of Electric City … and help employees understand what conduct is expected and necessary,” Rupe wrote.

He continued: “It is critical that all employees abide by all local, state and federal laws and regulations. Electric City is concerned about the use of alcohol, illegal drugs or controlled substances (including marijuana). The use or possession of these substances on the job is strictly prohibited.”

Mayor Jerry Sands said that a copy of the city’s ordinance and handbook, along with Rupe’s letter, is being sent to the city’s attorney for review and comment.

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