A first reading to give certain township employees in management positions was approved at the Committee meeting on Thursday.
Committeewoman Helen DelaCruz was the lone vote in opposition stating this isn’t the time to be giving raises while Committeeman Sean Sharkey said the employees are hardworking and have not had a raise since 2008.
These employees are non-unionized. Based on the township's employee salary figures online, a 2 percent increase would cost the township approximately $9,119.54 alone for just the Chief of Police, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Public Works, Director of Community Development, Township Administrator and Recreation Director.
The second reading of the ordinance will be done on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. when a public hearing will also be held.
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