The Culver Town Council gave its final approval to the town’s 2019 salary ordinance Tuesday. It was previously explained that the ordinance includes a 50-cent increase for all hourly employees, as well as an incentive for street, water, or wastewater employees who earn certifications. It also outlines how town employees who serve on the fire department will be compensated for responding to calls during business hours.
Also getting a pay raise is Town Manager Jonathan Leist. His annual pay will go up to $70,000, under the updated town manager contract. “The only change is we’re not going to require him to sell his house and move into the Town of Culver, aside from the salary change,” Council President Ginny Bess Munroe explained. The town manager contract was unanimously approved by the three council members in attendance Tuesday.