2017-02-23 / Local News

Glen Arbor officials seek 2 percent raises

Across-the-board 2 percent raises are proposed for Glen Arbor Township officials in the upcoming budget year.

The board voted Tuesday night to approve separate salary resolutions providing 2 percent increases as recommended by the township’s compensation advisory committee.

The three-member board is charged each year to examine the salaries of the township board officers and trustees and recommend changes where they see fit.

Roni Hazelton presented the recommendation on behalf of the committee, which also includes Katy Wiesen and Doug Watson.

Information reviewed by the advisory committee includes the consumer price index, cost-of-living adjustments, inflations and tax base appreciation.

The increases as proposed totals $1,957. The clerk’s compensation would go from $36,347 to $37,074; treasurer, $31,925 to $32,563; and supervisor, $23,327 to $23,793. Likewise, the 2 percent raises were recommended for the township’s two trustee salaries, which will go from $3,161 to $3,224.

All resolutions were adopted with each board member abstaining on their respective raise.

The salary resolutions will be among the issues discussed when township residents meet for their annual meeting, set this year for 10 a.m. Saturday March 18 at the township hall.

The new fiscal year for the township begins April 1.

In other business during the regular monthly meeting the board:

 Scheduled a budget work session for 1 p.m. Monday, March 6, at the Township Hall.

 Voted 5-0 to support a revised version of a liquor license application from Cherry Republic, which plans to add a brew pub at its location on Lake Street. The board endorsed a similar application in June 2016.

 Agreed to send a copy of a traffic control order, adopted in 2012, to the county clerk’s office. Filing the order with the county will allow deputies to issue tickets to violators of parking restrictions. Specifically mentioned were “no parking” of tourist buses, recreational vehicles and boat trailers on State Street.

 Approved the purchase and installation of a humidifier on the furnace at the township hall at a cost of $685.

 Postponed action on a proposed “conflict of interest” statement pending board review of a comprehensive list of all the vendors used by the township.

— By Amy Hubbell

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