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No raises for town employees in 2014

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By KEVIN NEVERS

Town of Chesterton municipal employees will receive no raises in 2014.

At its meeting Monday night, the Town Council voted 5-0 to approve that ordinance on first reading, 5-0 to suspend the rules, then 5-0 to approve that ordinance on final reading.

The 2014 Salary Ordinance is, practically speaking, identical to the 2013 ordinance. The salaries and stipends of elected and appointed officials remain unchanged:

* Clerk-Treasurer: $51,945.

* Town Manager: $73,000.

* Police Chief: $60,250.

* Fire Chief: $54,863.

* Street Commissioner: $50,527. The Street Commissioner will also earn $17,167 as MS4 Commissioner.

* Park Superintendent: $45,900.

* Attorney: an hourly rate of $150 for all counsel above and beyond the retainer of $12,657. The Utility will also pay the Town Attorney a retainer of $11,000.

* Town Council Member: $4,835.

* Plan Commission Member: $1,320 plus $50 per special meeting when requested by a petitioner.

* Board of Zoning Appeals Member: $1,320 plus $50 per special meeting when requested by a petitioner.

* Park Board Member: $500.

* Utility Service Board Member: $3,033.

* MS4 Superintendent: $64,806. The MS4 Superintendent will also earn $5,202 as Town Engineer, $10,984 as Economic Development Engineer, and $16,878 as Utility Engineer, for a total of $98,870.

* MS4 Operator I: $22.01.

 

 

Posted 12/17/2013