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Ironton council to discuss salaries: A resolution would put mayor on Public Works committee

At tonight’s meeting of the Ironton City Council, the main item on the agenda is salaries of the city’s non-union employees.

Ordinance 20-03 would set the salaries of the city’s non-union employees, from the mayor to department heads to the council clerk.

All the salaries are based on full-time employment with the exception of the council clerk. All positions get an additional penny per hour for each year they have been employed with the city. They have to pay 10 percent towards their retirement and 10 percent towards health insurance except for police and fire administrative employees who have to pay 12.25 percent towards retirement. The ordinance runs from Jan. 1-Dec. 31.

The salaries are $85,637.40 for the mayor, $67,696.36 for the water filtration supervisor, $66,240.53 each for the fire and police chief, $72,791.79 for the finance director, $67,696.36 for the waste water treatment plant supervisor, $55,664.31 for the street superintendent, $56,820.41 for the assistant finance director, $55,664.31 for the public services director, $43,675.07 for the payroll clerk, $38,536.83 for the deputy auditor and the public services coordinator, $41,105.95 for the benefit specialist, $36,824.08 for the mayoral assistant, $21,837.54 for each of the two city solicitors, and $10,918.77 for the council clerk. The council clerk’s salary is not for a full-time position, rather it is $12.50 per hour, at two hours minimum, for the twice a month council meetings.

The council will also consider a resolution to appoint Mayor Sam Cramblit to the District 15 Public Works Integrating Committee through September 2021. He will serve on the county subcommittee and participate in the county review and prioritization of Ohio Public Works-assisted projects. He will also attend the annual Full Integrating Committee meetings.

The finance committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the salaries and decide on whether or not to recommend the salary ordinance.

The council will meet at 6 p.m. in council chambers on the third floor of the Ironton City Center. The meeting is open to the public.