CLEAR LAKE — Three longtime City of Clear Lake employees, including the city’s public works director and finance director, have chosen to participate in an early retirement program recently approved by the City Council. Public works director Joe Weigel, finance director Linda Nelson and police lieutenant Paul Chizek decided to take advantage of the program that assists eligible employees who wished to retire but couldn’t due to health insurance coverage concerns. City Administrator Scott Flory says in his 19 years as city administrator, there have not been two people more meaningful in that time than Weigel and Nelson. “They’ve had marvelous public service here. Joe’s been here almost 31-and-a-half years I believe, and Linda is pushing nearly 31 years. That kind of public service is really fantastic, so salute them and the careers they’ve had. I think they’ve been exemplary in the work that they’ve done for the community and for our organization, so we’ll have to start the process of course, and it would be difficult to say the least, daunting for sure, to replace all three of these folks.” Flory also commended Chizek for his service to the city’s police department. “Paul Chizek is going to be retiring towards the end of August after 32 years with the department. That is a significant career in law enforcement, and in particular with one department for sure.” To have been eligible for the program, a full-time employee must have been 56 or older and had no less than 25 years of continuous employment with the city. Employees who are 60 years old would be able to remain on the city’s group health insurance plan under a single policy for up to five years but in no case past 65 years old or when they are eligible for Medicare. Employees who retired before turning 60 years old could apply post-retirement accumulated paid leave conversion credits to help pay their health insurance premiums.
Part of the Paradou contingent arriving at Entebbe Airport on Friday morning. (PHOTO/Courtesy)CAF Confederations Cup-Playoff RoundKCCA FC vs Paradou ACStarTimes Stadium, LugogoSunday, 27-10-2019 @4pmThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed that four Eswatini nationals will be in charge of KCCA FC’s home game against Algeria’s Paradou AC in the Confederations Cup.The Kasasiros will host Paradou this Sunday, October 27th, in the first leg of the tie at StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.Thulani Sibandze will be the center referee and will be assisted by Sifiso Nxumalo and Petros Mzikayifani Mbingo.Thembinkosi Njabulo Dlamini also from Eswatini will be the fourth official while South Sudan’s Begi Rasas Sebit Librato Librato will be the Match Commissioner.KCCA FC initially competed in the CAF Champions League but were dropped in the Confederations Cup after losing on away goals to Angola’s Petro de Luanda.The winner between KCCA FC and Paradou over two legs will qualify for the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup while the loser will bow out of the competition.After Sunday, the two will face off in the return leg that will be played on Sunday, October 3rd in Algeria.Meanwhile, Paradou arrived in Uganda ahead on Friday.The Algerians came in bunches – the first group of 19 people arrived at Entebbe International airport on Friday morning at 7am while the second bunch is expected to check in on Saturday at 3am.A contingent of 34 people – 20 players and 14 officials – is expected to be in the country by Sunday and will reside at Lake Victoria Hotel, Entebbe.To reach this stage, Paradou eliminated Tunisian giants CS Sfaxien.Comments Tags: CAF Champions LeagueConfederation of African Football (CAF)KCCA FCParadou ACPetro de LuandaThulani Sibandzetop