Gregg Shivers was re-elected to the position as president of the Newcomerstown Board of Public Affairs when the board met Jan. 4 at the water department.

Al Miskimen was re-elected vice president. Mike Hartline also serves on the board.

The meetings were set as the second Friday of the month at 9 a.m. at the water department.

In other business, the board approved Policy 1-13 which states that the Newcomerstown Utilities Department will receive adequate compensation for moneys expended on an individual.

For classroom courses, seminars, etc., the individual will be obligated to have employment with the Newcomerstown Utilities Department for a period equaling "X" number of weeks for each $20 spent. For example, if the course costs $365, the individual would be employed for at least 31.75 weeks after completion of the course ($365/$20). In the event that the individual cannot work the time required, the Board of Public Affairs may elect to garnish ages from the final paycheck.

Meanwhile, all safety equipment, clothing and footwear purchased for the individual is considered as property of the Newcomerstown Utilities Department.

In the case of safety footwear, the individual will be required to reimburse the utilities department if that person becomes unemployed within six months after issue of the footwear.

In other business, a new estimate has not been received for changes to the security window at the water department.

The board is also looking into advertising for summer seasonal employment at the water and wastewater treatment plants.

The board's next meeting will be Friday, Feb. 8 at 9 a.m. at the water department.