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Municipal Code

Chapter 4. Finance and Personnel

Sec. 4-67. Residency requirements for city employees.

(a) As a condition of continued employment with the city, non-represented employees will be expected to maintain residence within the following geographic areas:

Department/division heads . . . . . . . . . . . . City limits

All other staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . City limits

Effective as of May 8, 2012 all non-represented staff hired on or after May 8, 2012 will be required to live within the City limits.  Staff hired prior to May 8, 2012 will have a grandfathered residency requirement with a 15 mile radius of City Hall Plaza except department/division heads, which must live within City limits.

All non-represented staff living outside of the 15-mile radius of city hall but within the School District of Marshfield as of February 28, 2002, will be grandfathered in and not required to move within the 15-mile radius of city hall while they maintain their current residence. If an employee who is grandfathered in moves, they are then subject to the 15-mile radius of City Hall Plaza.

Employees must establish such residency not later than 60 days following completion of their probationary period.

These provisions shall apply in the cases of employees of the electric and water departments, the Marshfield Public Library, and Police and Fire Departments only if the governing boards of those departments adopt a similar policy with reference to their respective boundaries. The city also recognizes that residency requirements may be different for represented employees according to the respective labor agreements.  Residency restrictions exclude casual/seasonal staff.

(2) Any permanent employee of the city who is required by policy to reside within the corporate limits, and who moves his residence outside of the corporate limits, shall be deemed to resign his position with the city on the date that the transfer of residency takes place, effective immediately.

(Ord. No. 1056, 1, 2, 7-26-2005; Ord. No. 1226, 1, 5-8-2012)