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Lima City Council talks racial discrimination

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A move in Lima Council Chambers Monday night, to further enforce the notion that racial discrimination will not be tolerated in the city. A move in Lima Council Chambers Monday night, to further enforce the notion that racial discrimination will not be tolerated in the city.
Gold medal winner and Special Olympian Abby Conley received a "Resolution of Congratulations" from Council. Gold medal winner and Special Olympian Abby Conley received a "Resolution of Congratulations" from Council.

A move in Lima Council Chambers Monday night, to further enforce the notion that racial discrimination will not be tolerated in the city. 

After allegations by the Lima chapter of the NAACP of discrimination and racism against a half dozen now-former city employees, the administration provided council, per their request, the "zero tolerance" policy currently on the books for discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, and retaliation. The current policy has been in existence since 1997. Council will discuss this further on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

"We discipline based upon that written policy," said Mayor David Berger. "That written policy was done in such a way that respects our union contracts, our civil service rules as well as our state and federal law. Council members have some concerns about their own definition of zero tolerance so we will get to hear what those views are."

Lima City Council also approved a contract with the Shelly Company for a state issue one resurfacing project. Nearly 5 miles of city roads will be paved or repaired, to cost an estimated $868,000. Plus, gold medal winner and Special Olympian Abby Conley received a "Resolution of Congratulations" from Council. This is her second gold medal to date. 

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