5/28/15 – 5:06 A.M.
Findlay’s law director could be in line for a pay raise next year. The Courier reports an Ad Hoc committee meeting of Findlay City Council members talked about the issue Wednesday night. Don Rasmussen makes a little more than $100,000, and would see an $8,000 raise under a recommendation from the committee. The raise still needs full council approval.
Councilmen Grant Russel and Tom Klein said they didn’t agree with a pay cut for the position when Rasmussen was running for the office in 2011. The committee also recommended a two percent pay raise each year from 2017 through 2019. That would put the law director salary at around $115,000.
Human Resources Director Don Essex looked at cities like Findlay to provide a frame of reference. In Wooster, the law director makes nearly $122,000 a year. On the low end of the spectrum the law director in Ashland makes a little more than $78,000.
The committee has also recommended two percent pay increases each year for the next four years for the mayor and city auditor. Mayor Lydia Mihalik took a two percent pay cut in 2012.
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