Coshocton City Council approves pay rates

| August 4, 2015

COSHOCTON – Rates of pay were established for several city positions during a recent special meeting of the Coshocton City Council.

Council met Aug. 3, to approve ordinance 33-15, which established wages for positions exempt from collective bargaining. The rates were as comparable as council could make them to what cities similar to Coshocton’s size offer and included raises through 2018.

“Quality people deserve quality pay,” said Councilman Bob Fetters.

During the meeting council also voted to amend the vacation section of the City of Coshocton Personnel Policy Manual. Full-time employees are entitled to paid vacation leave according to the following eligibility guidelines: “Over one year of service – two weeks; over five years of service – three weeks; over 10 years of service – four weeks; over 18 years of service – five weeks; over 23 years of service – six weeks. For full-time employees hired after April 24, 2006 the eligibility guidelines are: Over one year of service – two weeks; over five years of service – three weeks; over 10 years of service – four weeks; over 18 years of service – five weeks. For purposes of computing vacation, one year of service shall be credited on the employee’s anniversary date.”

The meeting wrapped up with Mayor Steve Mercer sharing that the American Federation of State and County Municipal Employees voted down the contract presented to them and that negotiations will start again. AFSCME Local 2551 represents employees in the city’s public works and utilities departments.

“You will still be able to enjoy your recess the rest of this month unless we need a special session for this contract,” Mercer said. “I thank you for your consideration and diligence will all these contracts.”

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