by Martha Quetsch
Drug screens will be required of all new hires before they officially can be employed by the village of Maple Park if the Village Board approves a new policy with that requirement.
During the Committee of the Whole meeting Monday, trustee Debra Armstrong outlined the proposed drug testing policy.
The policy also will prohibit all staff members from consuming alcohol or illegal drugs during the work day, or drugs that would impair them in any way, and from having a blood alcohol level of more than .02 percent when they arrive at work.
In addition, under the policy, the village could require an immediate drug and alcohol screening of an employee they believe is under the influence during work hours.
The Village Board will decide at a future meeting whether to adopt the policy.