City Council members approved wage increases for more than 30 non-bargaining unit city employees last week.

At the March 8 regular meeting, council members passed an ordinance on emergency, suspending the three-reading rule and agreeing with Avon Mayor Jim Smith’s recommendation for wage increases ranging from 2.5 to more than 3 percent for full-time and part-time city employees.

The wage increases will be retroactive for the 2010 year.

The Finance Committee reviewed the pay raises prior to the March 8 vote, and Finance Committee Chairman and Councilman Dennis McBride said the committee was on board with the increases.

“Certain employees got an hourly adjustment along with the percentage,” he said. “The law director and magistrate (salaries) fall in line with the rate of other communities”

Overall, McBride said, “ours are pretty reasonable,” of the city employee pay scale.

Council members also approved of a separate ordinance, again on emergency, to increase the pay of Avon Law Director John Gasior.

For the 2010 year, Gasior will be paid $93,302 for 550 billable hours at $169.64 per hour. The change amounts to a 2.5 percent increase from 2009.

During the March 8 council meeting, members also passed an ordinance amending the city’s codified ordinances to make the administrative assistant to the superintendent of utilities a full-time position.


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