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Three Cottonwood Shores employees call it quits; city pledges no reduction in service


COTTONWOOD SHORES — Despite three city employees recently resigning, Cottonwood Shores residents won’t experience any change in services, officials said.

City Administrator Janet Taylor-Carusi confirmed three people resigned Jan. 25, all immediately effective.

Carusi said other employees and officials have stepped in to fill the vacant roles. She added the city is taking applications for the three vacant jobs.

The three city employees were city treasurer and financial officer Vicki Reinhardt, utility billing clerk Kim Collier and court clerk Sonia Marroquin.

The city recently made changes to its personnel policy, which Carusi said triggered the three resignations.

“We asked for mandatory work weekends,” she said, which are scheduled two weeks in a row at the city’s nature preserve and skate park. “And they didn’t want to work weekends.”

Some policy amendments included changes to the per diem and mileage policy, a reduction to eight holidays a year and a professional leave form.