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City announces Pay for mayor, officials

October 2, 2018

MICHIGAN CITY — The annual salaries of various city officials and employees will be up for discussion during a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall on Tuesday.

The Michigan City Common Council introduced ordinances at their Sept. 18 meeting that address the salaries of the mayor, city clerk, Common Council members, Michigan City Fire Department and various other appointed officials and employees.

The second reading of those ordinances will precede Tuesday’s public hearing; and the council will vote on whether to approve the salaries after the third reading of the ordinances at their Oct. 16 meeting.

As the ordinances are written, the city’s 2019 budget would include the following salaries:

n Mayor: $78,623.57

n City Clerk: $51,524.12

n Common Council Member: $14,409

n City Controller: $58,637.89

n Plan Director: $56,522.50

n Personnel Director: $53,594.72

n Corporation Counsel: $92,928.53

n Transit Director: $49,176.75

n City Engineer: $64,627.76

n Human Rights Director: $51,524.12

n Fire Chief: $67,058.58

n Police Chief: $71,309.36

n Central Services Superintendent: $59,969.75

n Street Department Director: $49,176.75

n Barker Civic Center Director: $49,176.75

n Airport Manager: $51,524.12

n Cemetery Superintendent: $60,047.40

n City Event/Recreation Coordinator: $51,524.12

n Park Superintendent: $68,640.39

n Zoo Director: $49,176.75

n Senior Center Director: $49,176.75

n Golf Course Superintendent: $53,224.06

For a complete list of proposed salaries and wages for the city’s 2019 budget, see the Sept. 18 Common Council meeting agenda posted at emichigancity.com.

In other business, the council also scheduled three other public hearings for Tuesday.

One will be to discuss whether to appropriate $675,000 from the Cumulative Capital Development Fund to purchase a new pumper truck for the MCFD, which reportedly needs to replace a 17-year-old engine.

Fire Chief Randy Novak requested that after the second reading and public hearing Tuesday, the council immediately conduct a third reading and vote on the matter.

Another public hearing will be held to discuss taking $2,000 from the Riverboat Fund to purchase supplies for the city clerk’s office.

And the other public hearing will be to address appropriations and tax rates.

—From staff reports

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