The Starke County Council has set a pay rate for the county’s next Emergency Management Agency director. Former director Jacob Lippner was fired by the county commissioners back in May. They’ve since decided to make the position a part-time job going forward.
North Judson’s new compliance officer is getting to work. Joe Leszek was selected earlier this month to fill the part-time position. Town Marshal Kelly Fisher told the town council Monday that Leszek has been working on addressing issues at 202 Lane Street.
The Knox City Council approved a few changes to the city’s 2017 salary ordinance Tuesday. One of those was a new title and slight pay raise for one member of the police department, according to Mayor Dennis Estok. Continue reading
Hamlet employees will not receive a pay increase in 2017. No changes were noted in the 2017 salary ordinance approved by the town council Wednesday. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council has approved a 2017 salary ordinance for town employees. Earlier this month, Council President Ginny Bess Munroe said a small raise has been budgeted, but most of the actual pay rates are unaffected. Culver’s park superintendent’s pay was adjusted in response to a federal law setting a minimum pay rate for overtime exemption. Continue reading
The Knox City Council will conduct a public hearing on a proposed grant application at the start of their meeting tonight. The city is applying for a $600,000 community development block grant from the state Office of Community and Rural Affairs to pay for upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant. Much of the infrastructure there is more than 20 years old. The grant carries an anticipated local match of $1.3 million. Continue reading
City of Knox employees could be getting pay raises in 2017. The salary ordinance adopted on first reading by the city council last night proposes a 1 percent raise for department heads and a 2 percent pay increase for employees. Mayor Dennis Estok is also proposing a 2 percent boost in compensation for members of various boards and commissions. Continue reading