Easton City Council members passed a bill that will offer city employees the chance to purchase a 3-month parking permit during its meeting on Wednesday night.
Before the vote, the bill was amended by Councilmen Ken Brown and Peter Melan to make the permit valid for 90-days as well as a requirement to present pay stubs in order for employees to receive one.
Originally, the permit would have been good for a year. Council members considered the target of the pass, which are mostly restaurant workers, and took the turnover rate into consideration. In addition, Melan also added a quarterly periodic audit of pay stubs by the director of finance.
According to council members, the pass would allow employees to park in the city's two parking garages located on Pine Street and South Third Street behind City Hall. The parking passes would be good from the hours of 3:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.
The permit will cost $20 a month with automatic payment options available.
In other business, four firefighters were sworn in by Mayor Sal Panto. Of the four men, two had been promoted and the other two had just successfully finished their training.
Fire Chief Mike Krill, who was in attendance, commended the firefighters for their hard work and dedication.
"We hope they have a long and stellar career," Krill said of the newer recruits.
Krill expressed pride in the two promoted firefighters.
"They've worked hard to get to where they are and we finally have put together a new solid leadership team in the fire department," he said. "I'm excited to work with them to move the department forward."