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Cadott Village Board - It may be random, but drug testing still a needed service

It may be random, but drug testing still a needed service It may be random, but drug testing still a needed service

By Ginna Young

It’s a relatively small matter, but one that is required – the WisDOT random drug and alcohol testing program for Village of Cadott employees. Village clerk April Bruhn was asked to look into finding a new provider, after word came that Prevea was closing, effectively ending those services.

At the regular village board meeting Feb. 19, Bruhn reported back that Provisions Health would cost $100/year, to retain their services, with the first year free, and $50 for a drug test and $55 for an alcohol test, if an employee is chosen to submit. Going with Compliance Services, which was recommended by trustee Terry Licht, it would be $250 for an annual cost, while mobile testing is $88 and clinic collection is $97/per employee for drug testing, with alcohol testing $55 each.

“Do we know anything about Provisions, are they a good company?” asked trustee Bart Chapek.

Bruhn said they seem reputable, while trustee Les Liptak asked if going on-site for testing would cost more and take village employees from their responsibilities. Currently, that is what they do now, so nothing would be interrupted.

Liptak also asked if there’s a contract the village would have to enter into, as it seems strange that anyone would just get a year free, when the village could go elsewhere the next year.

“You don’t give something for nothing,” said Liptak.

Even though they would prefer more information, because they are on a strict time limit, the agreement with Provisions was passed, for a two-year commitment.

Bruhn also reported that she has received lots of feedback about GFL, who assumed garbage and recycling services for the village at the first of the year. Some residents are concerned that the garbage and recycling is not being separated when emptied into the collection truck.

“However, they do,” said Bruhn. GFL uses a split-body truck, where the refuse goes into a tunnel and, depending on what lever they hit, it either goes to the garbage or recycling holding tank.