Salary increase for elected officials under review


Increase in pay for City of Troy elected officials requested

Melanie Yingst - [email protected]



TROY — Members of the personnel committee will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday to provide a recommendation to council regarding the salaries of elected officials.

Members of the committee include chairman Alan Clark, Tom Kendall and Bill Twiss.

According to the committee notice and packet, the salaries for the elected positions of council and president of council were last adjusted effective Jan. 1, 2007. The salaries for the elected positions of mayor, auditor and director of law were last adjusted effective 2011. The salary for the elected position of treasurer was last adjusted effective 2009.

According to President of Council Marty Baker, the raises are 2.5 percent in 2016, 2.25 percent in 2017, 2.25 percent in 2018, 2.25 percent in 2019 – those are the exact raises that were given to all employees in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

“City staff and administration receive salary increases on an annual basis. Some of these are determined through contract negotiations, step increases, contracts, cost of living, etc. depending on the position and approved by council,” Baker said.

The current salaries are as follows:

Mayor — $21,519; auditor — $55,34; director of law — $55,341; president of council — $8,195.45; members of council — $7,649.09; and treasurer — $ 4,917.27

The mayor’s salary would increase from its current $21,519 salary up to $23,580 in 2019: auditor from its current $55,341 salary up to $60,640 in 2019; law director for its current $55,341 salary up to $60,640 in 2019; President of Council from its current $8,195 salary up to $8,980 in 2019; Council member’s current $7,649 salary up to $8,382 in 2019; and city treasurer’s current $4,917 salary up to $5,375 in 2019.

According to the memo, salaries for elected positions cannot be adjusted to be effective during a current term of office.

New terms for the positions of mayor, auditor, director of law, president of council and members of council will commence January 1, 2016. If there is to be an adjustment to the salaries for those elected officials, that must be done prior to the new term beginning (Jan. 1, 2016).

The proposed salaries are based on prior increases given to employees from 2012-2015.

As the four-year term of the position of treasurer runs through 2017, any adjustment for that position cannot be effective until 2018.

For more information, visit www.troyohio.gov.

Increase in pay for City of Troy elected officials requested

Melanie Yingst

[email protected]

Reach Melanie Yingst at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @Troydailynews

Reach Melanie Yingst at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @Troydailynews

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