2015-89

ORDINANCE REESTABLISHING THE SALARY AND BENEFITS FOR STATUTORY OFFICE HOLDERS WITHIN THE CITY, TO BE EFFECTIVE THE FIRST DAY OF EACH RESPECTIVE OFFICE’S NEXT TERM, AMENDING THOSE RELEVANT SECTIONS OF EACH APPLICABLE PREVIOUS ORDINANCE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY, as amended

 

     WHEREAS, the City Council for the City of Marion, being prohibited by State law from granting in-term pay increases to its statutory office holders and therefore has historically reviewed the compensation and benefits provided said office holders prior to the beginning of each respective office’s next term, and

 

     WHEREAS, the Council has thoroughly reviewed each statutory office, specifically the Council positions,  and finds a real and present need, in order to provide fair and just compensation and in order to continue to attract competent and proficient persons to serve in the aforementioned offices, and

 

     WHEREAS, the Council has approved annual pay adjustments for the City’s respective bargaining units and by previous Ordinance has provided for annual pay adjustments for the City’s non-bargaining positions, and

 

      WHEREAS, the Council finds the following adjustments to be equitable and at an annual average rate less than that granted bargaining or non-bargaining employees during the previous four years,

 

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Council of the City of Marion, Marion County, Ohio:

 

     Section 1.    The Council herein provides for the following salary and benefits adjustments for statutory office holders within the City, each change to be effective the first day of each respective office’s next term and amending the applicable sections of existing Ordinances as follows:

 

Section 2. and Section 3 of Ordinance 1999-139 now reading as:

 

Section 2.         That commencing on the first day of 2000 and continuing through to the 31st day of December, the first year of said term the salary for the holder of the office of President of Council shall be $5,925.00 payable semi-monthly; on the 1st day of 2001 through the 31 day of December 2001, the second year of said term the salary for the holder of the office of President of Council shall be $6,073.00; on the 1st day of 2002 through the 31st day of December, 2002 the third year  of said term, the salary for the holder of the office of President of Council shall be 6,225,00; on the 1st day of 2003 through the 31st day of December, 2003 the fourth year of said term, the salary for the holder of the office of President of Council shall be $6,381 where it shall remain until further action of Council.

 

Section 3.         That commencing on the first day of 2000 and continuing through to the 31st day of December, the first year of said term the salary for each of the nine (9) members of City Council shall be $5,925.00 payable semi-monthly; on the 1st day of 2001 through the 31 day of December 2001, the second year of said term the salary for each of the nine (9) members of City Council shall be $6,073.00; on the 1st day of 2002 through the 31st day of December, 2002 the third year  of said term, the salary for each of the nine (9) members of City Council shall be 6,225,00; on the 1st day of 2003 through the 31st day of December, 2003 the fourth year of said term, the salary for each of the nine (9) members of City Council shall be $6,381 where it shall remain until further action of Council

 

Shall be amended to read:

 

Section 2.         That commencing on the first day of 2016 and continuing through to the 31st day of December, the first year of said term the salary for the holder of the office of President of Council shall be $7,300.00; payable semi-monthly, where it shall remain until further action of Council.

 

Section 3.         That commencing on the first day of 2016 and continuing through to the 31st day of December, the first year of said term the salary for each of the nine (9) members of City Council shall be $7,300.000 payable semi-monthly; where it shall remain until further action of Council.

 

Section 4.         Any member who is absent in excess of 4 regular council meetings within a calendar year shall be imposed of $150.00 per meeting, thereafter.

 

Section 2. of Ordinance 1997-142 now reading as:

 

Section 2.         That commencing on the first day of 1998, the annual salary for the office of City Treasurer shall be $5,780.00 payable semi-monthly.

 

Shall be amended to read:

 

Section 2.         That commencing on the first day of 2018, the annual salary for the office of City Treasurer shall be $7,300.00, payable semi-monthly.

 

 

Section 2.   All provisions contained in previously adopted Ordinances not modified by the above shall remain in effect as if fully restated herein.

 

             Section 3.  That this Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the welfare of the City of Marion and its inhabitants thereof: given the prohibition against in-term pay increases contained in Ohio law and that the present time is the historic review period for adjustment and the need to conclude the review prior to the beginning of the next term; and as such shall take effect and be in force immediately upon its passage and approval by the Mayor, provided it receives the affirmative vote of two-thirds of all members elected to Council, otherwise it shall become effective from and after the earliest period allowed by law.

 

 

Approved:                                             _______________________________

                                                            Dave Edwards

                                                            President of Council                                   

                                                           

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Mayor Scott Schertzer

 

Attest:

 

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Clerk of Council