posted on September 13, 2010 21:57
Fresh on the heels of an audit report that showed the city is in far better financial shape than it was four years ago, the council quibbled about a minor pay raise for the city manager.
At issue was a deferred compensation payment for City Manager Jason Molino, in lieu of a pay raise.
Councilmen Cox, Bialkowski, Barone and Christian wanted to delay any action on Molino’s pay last night.
Instead, the council, with the exception of Rose Mary Christian, went into executive session. When they came out a straight one-and-a-half percent pay raise for Molino was approved by a vote of 8 to 1.
With the 1.5 percent pay increase, Molino’s annual salary is about $84,260. The raise was made retroactive to April 1st.