Salem Pay Hikes OK for Salem Police Personnel | News, Sports, Jobs
SALEM – The city council on Tuesday approved salary increases for dispatchers and police officers.
Police service members represented by the Fraternal Order of Police received a 2.5% pay rise this year and next, retroactive to July 1. got 2.5 percent pay increases as part of a pay reopening for the second and third years of their contract.
The reopening of police contract wages had been delayed, with the first reading last month and the council giving its final approval on Tuesday.
Council also agreed to increase each step of the dispatcher pay scale by at least $ 2 per hour and to give the Chief of Police discretion to place experienced permanent dispatchers part-time or substitutes higher on the job. the pay scale when they start.
The notion of increasing dispatchers’ salaries was discussed at a finance committee meeting last week as a way to be more competitive and keep dispatchers or attract them.
The new hourly rates will be (with current hourly rates in brackets): intern, $ 14.63 ($ 12.69); 90 probationary days, $ 16.09 ($ 14.35); after 90 days of probation, $ 17.07 ($ 15.20); one year, $ 18.05 ($ 16.13); two years, $ 19.02 ($ 17.14); three years, $ 20 ($ 18.16).
All dispatchers hired, whether part-time or substitute, must successfully complete all mandatory 911 certifications and will receive a trainee salary until they successfully complete all mandatory 911 certifications.
The council has also agreed to use US rescue funds in the amount of $ 306,000 in two installments of $ 153,000 this year and next year for any wastewater treatment plant project, an approved one. order for the sale of certain firefighting equipment through govdeals.com, approving a resolution authorizing the Superintendent of Utilities to apply for a grant for the Salem Reservoir Rock Filling Project and approving a Waivers Order to the closing regulations.
The fencing ordinance would allow the Zoning Appeal Board to make decisions on requested exemptions for properties with lots fronting on two streets.
City Councilor Cyndi Baronzzi Dickey announced a meeting of the Rules and Ordinances Committee at 6 p.m. on October 12 regarding possible changes to the Vacant Property Ordinance and the International Property Maintenance Code to make the ordinances more enforceable. Another topic will deal with parking in front yards.