Mayor Trevor Elkins is not giving his employees a choice in the matter though, at the risk of losing workers who don’t want the COVID shot.
The issue reached a boiling point during a village council meeting earlier this week. Both the police and fire chief stated the policy would force some current employees to resign and hurt their ability to recruit, putting public safety at risk.
“I am not in favor of this policy,” said Police Chief John Majoy. “I understand the spirit behind it, while I do encourage the vaccination, people to get it. I think at this should be revisited.”
The fire chief said he might lose five current employees to other departments putting even more of a burden on firefighters who stay on.