Washington’s Birthday which is in February was moved to December 24th giving county employees Wednesday and Thursday, December 25th off for their Christmas vacation. That day was changed to Friday, December 26th instead of the 24th giving employees a four day weekend.
Marshall County commissioner Kevin Overmyer noted that having the county buildings shut down for December 24th and 25th is typical but having to open back up on the 26th and then be closed for the weekend seemed like a waste of controlling energy costs for the county.
Debbie Palmer, the county’s HR Director conducted a spontaneous poll of some employees with the majority of them preferring the four day weekend verses December 24th and 25th.
A complete listing of county holidays for 2014 include:
New Year’s Day – Wednesday, January 1st
Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Monday, January 20th
Good Friday – Friday, April 18TH
Primary Election Day – Tuesday, May 6th
Memorial Day – Monday, May 26th
Independence Day – Friday, July 4th
Labor Day – Monday September 1st
Election Day – Tuesday, November 4th
Veteran’s Day – Tuesday, November 11th
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 27th
Lincoln’s Birthday – Friday, November 28th
Washington’s Birthday – Friday, December 26th
Christmas day – Thursday, December 25th