City privatizes custodial services at police station
June 16, 2009
SHEBOYGAN, WI — In a move that will save taxpayers thousands of dollars each year, the City of Sheboygan has opted to outsource custodial services in its new police station, according to the Sheboygan Press.
By hiring Milwaukee-based Metro Clean Corporation to perform cleaning and maintenance services at the station, the city will save roughly $240,000 over the next three years, the story stated.
The city is unsure what to do with the two city workers who will be displaced July 1, but is contemplating reassigning them to other public works positions, the story noted.
Jean Kittelson, the lone city council member to vote against the outsourcing, said: "I feel in the long run we''d be better off with the employees we have here. He''s been doing the job, he''s gone through the background checks, he''s a good employee."
Interim Police Chief Tim Eirich says he is comfortable with the switch, "providing that certain security measures, including background checks, are taken," the story added.
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