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OREGON, OH (Toledo News Now) -
city leaders will decide if dozens of city employees deserve a pay raise.
year, they received a 2.5 percent raise. Things are looking promising that they'll
receive another bump this year.
are 42 officers in the Oregon Police Patrolman's Association, and they're all
in line for a 2.25 percent raise. City leaders are calling the raise very fair
and consistent with raises that the private sector has been giving.
we want to continue to attract strong police officer candidates, strong
employees as we go forward," said City Administrator Mike Beazley. "Oregon is
lucky to have a very good workforce, and we want to keep it that way."
leaders say the Patrolman's Association wasn't thrilled with the wage increase
offer at first, but after it sunk in, they accepted. Council is also expected
to approve a 2.25 percent raise for non-union employees, like secretaries and
want them to know that they are appreciated, and we want them to know that we
are out there for them, because we know they're out there for us," said Mayor
raise is the same increase that firefighters and police command officers
received. It will cost the city about $250,000 for all employee raises over the
next year. Can they afford it?
we're okay," said Council President Tom Susor. "We've been budgeting for this
through our last budgeting session. We talked about where we're going to try to
be and we're within the parameters of what we set."
thinks the raises will be approved by city council at the next meeting Monday
night. They would be retroactive to July 1 of this year.