"It is a way for them to make pretax deferrals into a retirement plan," Edwards said.
Commissioners took no action following the discussion.
The commission's cost to make it available to employees would be
The employee determines how much to contribute, and the board of directors determines whether to subsidize employee contributions, she said.
There is no minimum amount for employees to devote to their retirement plan.
"You can put in a dollar amount. You can put a percentage amount," Edwards said. "Most of the time an employee wants to do 5 percent, or whatever their goal is."
The maximum amount an employee can contribute per year is
"It's also impossible, a lot of times, for people to put money back," he said. "This gives them an option to where they won't miss it. That way if they last 10 to 15 years they will have a good little (amount) to go away with."
Tabor agreed to do it, but pointed out she had polled other convention and visitor bureaus across the state about retirement plans. Whether those agencies' employees participated in county retirement plans depended on how they are paid, she said.
"If they are paid by the city or the county, they participate," Tabor said. "If they are paid out of tourism funds, they have their own (retirement plan.)"
Convention center employees are paid through tourism funds,
--awarded a contract to Diane's
--awarded a bid to Gilbert and Gilbert, certified public accountants of
--discussed the handling of an upcoming free event for the
They also discussed the progress of new digital signs that will be placed along Ky. 90 west and in front of the convention center, as well as the lack of by-laws. Commissioners agreed to have Tabor present them with a list of questions about issues that concern her.
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