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LISBON — Village officials are considering whether to implement a recommended 5% salary increase for village employees.

The board elected to table the ordinance that would increase wages by that amount at the August 23 meeting and a meeting of the finance committee was set for 6 p.m. on September 12 to discuss the matter.

The village is considering how much of a raise to give employees, with some council members not in favor of a 5% raise.

In the past, village employees received raises of 3%, not 5%.

Board-filed order outlines new pay rates and base values ​​for all employees, with police lieutenant set at $28.35 an hour and police patrolman at $23.10 $ per hour. Part-time patrollers would earn $20.22 an hour if the increases were passed.

The village fire chief would earn $13.21 per hour, the assistant chief/inspector $12.20, the captain $10.99 and the lieutenant $9.87, with firefighters set at $9.77 per hour. time.

Increases for other departments, like maintenance, office staff and elected officials, are also outlined in the order, with the police chief earning the highest amount among elected officials, at $72,072 a year. .

The mayor would earn $8,000 a year while council members would earn $350 a month on the recommended raise.

Mayor Peter Wilson said cost-cutting measures taken in 2020 and an increase in the income tax rate generated enough revenue for the increases.

He noted that employees had not received a bonus during the pandemic and believes a 5% increase is warranted.

He also said that even with a raise, the village workforce would see a 4% drop in purchasing power due to inflation.

In other matters at the board meeting, the board approved:

–The resignation of part-time police officer Justin McCoy.

–The hiring of a part-time police dispatcher.

–Submission of a decision on job evaluation.

–Expenditure of $2,800 for the installation of an electrical system for the diesel fuel tank.

–Buying tires for the GMC dump truck for $1,158.

–Purchasing pipes for West High Street for $877.50.

–A resolution selecting a designated person for certified training in public records.

–Linda Donnalley, Council Member, as the new Council Liaison for the Planning Commission. Letters of interest will be solicited for the other vacant seat on the committee.

–Spending up to $2,500 to fix the street service backhoe.

–A request from Crystal Siembida-Boggs to hold 1-mile and 5-kilometer races in the village on October 29.

–An executive session to discuss the employment of a public official. No action has been taken.

The next meeting has been set for September 13.

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