Pay Plan Update

By: Ryan Dearbone
By: Ryan Dearbone

In the amendment, police and fire officials were given a 10 step program to accommodate their shorter careers and a fourteen step plan was given to all other city workers.

But the big difference between City Manager Kevin DeFebbo's plan and Commissioners Brian Strow and Slim Nash is the size of the raise a worker will receive every two years.

"The number of steps were the same at the entry position. There were some reduced number of steps at higher levels. But the amount of step increase, the value was larger in Commissioner Nash and my plan. There was a $1000 increase between steps," says Commissioner Strow.

Workers will receive cost of living pay as well as their bi-yearly increase.

But in order to better compensate safety workers early in their careers, some of the tail end funds had to be sacrificed.

"We did reduce some pay a little bit. Not from what they're making now, cause they're actually making no less than they were always making from Mr. DeFebbo's plan. But our plan was less lucrative at the top."

The commission voted unanimously to pass the amendment and then voted to pass the pay plan in its first reading.

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