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TOWNSHIP OF CRYSTAL — With the director of this township’s Public Works Department announcing he will be retiring, the township is now considering a few options for the department’s future.

Crystal Township Supervisor Curt McCracken, left, and Clerk Patty Baker-Marek discuss the possibility of contracting out part of the township’s Public Works Department following the retirement of DPW Director Roger Gooding , in March. — DN Photo | Brandon Schreur

DPW director Roger Gooding announced in December that he would step down on March 31. At Wednesday’s meeting, Crystal Township council supervisor Curt McCracken said Gooding also had vacation time to use and could be finished earlier than that date.

Rather than immediately seek a new DPW director, Treasurer Nancy Mills asked if the township was considering other options.

“Are you going to keep the job as it is now?” Not outsourcing anything or anything like that? she wondered. “Have we looked at this, have we thought about it?

Although the DPW still has a part-time employee, Mills noted that contracting out some of the work could save the township money, as it would not involve paying for health insurance, compensation workers, etc.

“The only thing I question about that – when we rent it (the community center) over the weekend, someone should come in on Friday night to take out the rubbish from Head Start so it doesn’t sit there the whole weekend. Then on Saturdays, (Gooding) usually comes here, opens the door and makes sure the toilets are clean. Then he comes on Sunday morning to do the same thing. You should get a service that would be ready for an hour (every day).

“Do we even know all the little things he does and how does it go to the next person? If there’s anything that could be cut out and outsourced?” asked trustee Diane Rydahl .

If the township were to hire a replacement for Gooding instead of contracting out the work, McCracken said the council could also consider reducing the hours from the current position.

“I think we have to go back to where it was a few years ago,” he said. “After picking up the leaves, the full shift is down to 8 p.m. (per week) unless there’s a snow storm or whatever. For me, it’s crazy to have someone for 40 hours in the winter when you don’t have enough to do for them. They can come to work for 20 hours during the winter and then come back for 40 hours (sometimes in the spring).

“I’m sure we were paying him for it, but (Gooding) was going down on July 4, Memorial Day and picking up trash all weekend,” McCracken pointed out. “If we don’t have anyone to do that, you know what it’s going to look like on Monday or Tuesday.”

Mills added that while it’s not officially his title, Gooding also essentially functions as the township’s sexton, which means the council may need to consider hiring someone to fill that position as well.

Administrator Roger Martin favored further consideration of outsourcing options to fill Gooding’s position and retaining the part-time DPW employee as needed.

“I ask, in the long run, would it be cheaper to contract than to pay someone a full-time salary?” he wondered. “We only use lawn care for four months of the year, maybe.”

“I guess that’s where we need to get estimates,” Clerk Patty Baker-Marek replied. “When we checked on the maintenance of the lawn at Crystal Cemetery, it cost $400 to mow it and $300 each time they weeded it.”

The idea of ​​seeing if township sewer department employees would be willing to do some of the snow removal during the winter months was also discussed.

During public comments, Crystal Township’s Sherry Kutt said she was fine with looking at contracting options.

“At least get some quotes and say, ‘hey, you’re right, you don’t pay workers’ compensation to the guys who mow in the summer, you don’t pay the vehicles or vehicle insurance.’ You don’t even pay for gas If you lump together the salary Roger would receive and all these other cost factors and balance it out, it can indeed be a cost savings for the township to have the rest contracted out mowing,” she said.

“I have a concern about who might fill Roger’s shoes before a rental, after a rental to open the building, close the building, clean up before and clean up after,” added Kelly Martin of Crystal Township. . “At the time when all these salaries are paid to do this – I’m not waiting for an answer, but I wonder, whatever the rents are worth, is it even profitable to rent?”

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ZT Exchange officially enters the North American market with the establishment of the Canadian branch Sat, 15 Jan 2022 03:09:54 +0000

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3 Ways Blockchain Technology Could Go Further Widespread in 2022 Fri, 14 Jan 2022 23:08:16 +0000

2021 has been a pivotal year for the cryptocurrency industry and this year should see an extension of the “mass adoption” trend.

Public awareness of blockchain technology is on the rise, and a new cohort of projects designed to fill more niche roles in society are expected to emerge in the coming months.

Three sectors that have the potential for significant growth in 2022 are human resources (HR), employee payment solutions, and platforms that serve the gig economy by offering enterprise blockchain solutions.

HR could pivot to blockchain

Human resource management is ripe for blockchain integration due to the security and data storage solutions on offer. The blockchain would allow each employee to have a unique address where all relevant information could be cryptographically stored.

HR also deals with the recruitment and hiring of new employees, an increasingly difficult task in today’s world where the activity rate stands at 61.9%, its lowest level since 1976.

For blockchain-related jobs, the task becomes even more difficult due to the limited number of people with the knowledge and skills to work in the nascent industry.

Keep3rV1 is a protocol that focuses on connecting employers with workers, and the decentralized job site is specifically designed to connect blockchain projects with external developers who provide specialized services.

KP3R/USDT. Table 1 day. Source: Trading View

While Keep3rV1 focuses specifically on blockchain developer jobs, if the model proves successful, the concept could easily be expanded to serve a wider audience of job seekers and employers.

Payroll also falls under the HR category and projects like Request (REQ) support a decentralized payment system where anyone can request payment and receive money through secure means.

It is an ideal configuration for freelancers. Experimental platforms like Sablier Finance also offer workers the option of being paid for their work in real time rather than waiting for the end of a pay period to receive their wages in a lump sum.

The gig economy

Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft and creative/indie marketplaces like Fiverr were the bedrock of the gig economy. 2021 estimates show that 36% of the workforce in the United States participated in the gig economy, either as a primary or secondary source of income. The data also shows that 55% of gig workers also had a separate main job.

Current projections indicate that by 2023, up to 52% of the American workforce will be actively working in the gig economy or will have done so at some point in their career, so this is an area growing that could benefit from the integration of blockchain technology. (TIME), a blockchain-based recruiting, HR and payment processing protocol, whose LaborX platform is similar to websites like Fiverr, but conducts all transactions using technology from blockchain and smart contracts, is a project that has already created its own freelance job site.

TIME/USD 1 day chart. Source: CoinGecko

In addition to the, LaborX, and PaymentX protocols, the ecosystem also recently added decentralized finance (DeFi) functionality by allowing TIME holders to stake their tokens on the protocol to earn a return.

Freelancers can stake TIME on the network to receive bonuses for completed tasks while customers can stake to earn special discounts as a reward for holding the token.

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Companies are adopting blockchain solutions

Enterprise-level blockchain-based solutions are also expected to thrive in 2022.

Many of the main competitors that offer enterprise solutions are layer-one blockchain protocols like Ethereum and its Hyperledger framework or Bitcoin’s layer-two Lightning network scaling solution that was recently integrated into the blockchain. cash app.

Fantom and the Polygon network are other strong contenders in the business solutions arena, as they have lower transaction fees and faster processing capabilities.

FTM/USDT vs. MATIC/USDT 1 day chart. Source: Trading View

A final protocol that specifically focuses on creating an enterprise-grade public network that allows individuals and businesses to build decentralized applications (DApps) is Hedera (HBAR).

According to Hedera’s website, the project is owned and governed by some of the world’s leading organizations, including IBM, Boeing, Google, LG, and Standard Bank.

The high-throughput nature of Hedera’s hashgraph architecture makes it ideal for large enterprises that would need a significant number of transactions to serve their global customer base.

These use cases include payment processing, fraud mitigation, the ability to tokenize assets, identity verification, secure data storage and transfer, and the ability to create a private, permissioned blockchain. for internal use.

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