The Webster County Board of Supervisors approved an additional day for the Christmas holiday for county employees during their meeting Tuesday morning.
The board approved an extension of the holiday to include all day Dec. 24. Normally, county offices would be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Christmas eve day. Employees will receive two full days of pay Dec. 24 and 25.
Supervisor Clark Fletcher expressed opposition to the proposed holiday extension.
"I would not vote in favor of this," said Fletcher. "It is taxpayers' money. They have negotiated with unions and they have their holidays in place. It is not my position to give more tax dollars away and not be able to receive services in return."
Supervisor Keith Dencklau said the two-day holiday when Christmas eve falls on a Monday is not a common occurrence.
"This is something that only happens once every six or seven years and it is only a half-day's pay," said Dencklau.
The board approved the extension of the holiday 3-1.
The board also held a hearing on the first consideration of the adoption of Webster County Ordinance No. 050, the flood plain management plans.
Sheilah Lizer, Planning and Zoning administrator, said the ordinance must be adopted by Dec. 4 to be eligible for the National Flood Insurance Policy. An updated flood plain map will be created, but Lizer said that all residents on the current maps will still be covered on the new maps.
"Any resident who has applied, it will still be in effect on the new rate map," Lizer said.
Anyone with questions or concerns about the map changes may contact Lizer at 574-3761.