October 31, 2014

Edgerton adopts salary ordinance

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Edgerton City Council on April 26 adopted an ordinance that establishes salary ranges for city employees.
Included in the range are salary ranges for two new full-time positions the city created earlier this month: codes enforcement officer and administrative services director.
The new salary ranges inlcude:
1) Seasonal laborer/school crossing guard: $15,080 to $26,208.
2) Laborer, administrative assistant: $26,301 to $31,561.
3) Maintenance technician I, account clerk: $28,931 to $34,717.
4) Maintenance technician II, assistant city clerk, code enforcement officer: $35,006 to $42,007.
5) Assistant public works superintendent, city clerk: $46,593 to $55,912.
6) Public works superintendent: $51,252 to $61,503.
7) Administrative services director: $56,377 to $67,653.
City Administrator Beth Linn told the council on April 12 that the new codes enforcement officer and administrative services director positions were necessary to prepare the city for growth expected to result from the intermodal logistics park.
The administrative services director will report to the city administrator and oversee city office staff, including the account clerk, interim city clerk/court clerk, and part time administrative assistant.
The person will be responsible for internal control measures including “daily review of cash accounting, review and approval of all payroll, review and approval of all accounts payable checks, etc.” Linn said.
The administrative services director will also be responsible for all human resource related tasks, including payroll, benefits administration and risk management.
Linn said the need for a full time code enforcement officer became apparent during recent citizen interviews that were conducted during research for the city’s new logo and branding campaign.
Lack of code enforcement was among the most common complaints expressed by citizens.
The code enforcement officer will report to the city administrator and be responsible for “the enforcement of all nuisance, environmental, property maintenance and animal codes,” Linn said.
“Public works would remain responsible for building codes and permits. The code enforcement officer would do all remaining items including tall grass and weeds, inoperable vehicles, junk/trash/debris, animal control, etc.”
Linn said a large part of the code enforcement officer’s job will be to educate citizens about the city’s codes rather than just writing tickets on the spot.

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