Council approves pay hikes for most employees

by Emmitt B. Feldner
of The Review staff

PLYMOUTH – The City Council Tuesday approved pay rates for non-union city employees in 2107 that includes three percent pay increases for most employees.

The council added a one-time, $12,000 bonus for the city administrator/utilities manager in lieu of a three percent raise for that position.

That recommendation came from the council’s Finance and Personnel Committee, which also recommended that the bonus money come half from the city’s contingency fund and half from utilities reserves.

While the ordinance passed unanimously, Alderman Jim Faller did express some concern about the pay increases.

“They don’t need a union,” Faller said of the nonunion city employees. “Nearly everybody on here gets three percent. I think we are in dire need of a grading system for our employees. Some deserve nothing, some deserve probably 10 percent. I’m hoping our new human resources person can work on that immediately.”

The council also approved the appointment of Nicole Maurer as deputy clerk treasurer/court clerk effective Jan. 1. Maurer, currently a part-time clerk for the municipal court, will be replacing deputy clerk/ treasurer Edie Trimberger, who is retiring at the end of the year, in that office.

An annexation on Eastern Avenue that will eventually be home to a new office for Bank First National won approval, along with rezoning to highway business.

“We’re excited about transitioning from our current location to our new location,” Todd Neils of Bank First National told the council. “We’re excited about tax value to the city as well and we’ll do our best to find a buyer for our existing building.”

The council approved $2.6 million in industrial revenue bonds to aid a 43,000-square foot expansion project by Plymouth Cold Storage on Blanke Court in the southeast industrial park. The bonds are not an obligation of the city, but enable the company to borrow at a more favorable interest rate.

Owner Karen Frye of Tangles Hair Salon on Smith Street spoke during the public address portion of the assembly to express her continued disappointment over a lack of response to what she termed her disrespectful treatment by Public Works Director Bill Immich.

Frye contended that Immich failed to inform her in a timely manner last fall about about a water project that disrupted her business. She also said Immich was rude and disrespectful to her when she complained to him about the incident.

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