03/18/15 10:22 p.m.
Findlay City Council turned down a raise in 2013 during difficult financial times, but they may be getting one next term. At an Ad Hoc Committee meeting Wednesday, city council members talked about salaries for the mayor, law director, auditor, city council and treasurer.
Council members currently make $6,086 per year. The most recent raise was for the mayor in 2011 for $1,100 bringing that salary to $69,500. Councilman Ron Monday said the rationale behind upping the mayor’s salary was to keep that position the highest paid in the city, other than the law director and service-safety director.
The auditor’s earnings stayed the same at $69,418 in 2011, but the law director saw a $6,000 decrease to $100,312.
Councilman Grant Russel said the salaries needs addressed to keep the positions attractive for qualified candidates.
Monday suggested a 1 percent increase each year of the term for the mayor, auditor and council. As for law director, he said the $6,000 hit needs to be addressed as well.
While no decisions were made at the meeting, the committee will have to have an ordinance approved by council by Oct. 31.
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