2015-92

ORDINANCE REESTABLISHING THE SALARY AND BENEFITS FOR STATUTORY OFFICE HOLDERS WITHIN THE CITY, OTHER THAN CITY COUNCIL, 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

 

     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 1 of Ordinance 2007-110 now reading as:

 

Section 1.          Commencing on the first day of the respective following years the annual salary for the Law Director shall be: 2008 – 77,400; 2009- 79,877; 2010 – 82,433; 2011- 85,071.

 

Shall be amended to read:

 

Section 1.         That commencing on the first day of January 2016 the annual salary for the holder of the office of City Law Director shall be $89,900.00.

 

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