Raisin trustees increase pay for themselves, staff

Anthony Alaniz

With the fiscal year coming to a close, the Raisin Township Board of Trustees is working on finalizing the 2016 budget for the township. Trustees met twice last week, discussing possible changes to the budget.

On Monday, the board met again to further discuss the budget, approving several changes for the upcoming fiscal year.

The board approved a 3 percent pay increase for all hourly and salaried employees, including elected officials.

Also approved was long-term funding for vehicle purchase for not only the police and fire departments, but also the building and public works departments.

The last change to the 2016 budget the board approved was funding increases for a parks director and parks employees for future changes. Last week, the board discussed hiring a parks director though a decision on ap-proving and filling the position was not approved. Raisin Town-ship Supervisor Jay Cavanaugh said approving and filling the position would take some time, and likely not be completed before the 2016 budget had to be approved. He suggested setting funds aside going into the 2016 budget year so the funds would be available if the board approved the position.

The board has just over a month to approve the budget in order to get the budget to the state for state revenue sharing funds. The deadline for those documents is December 1.



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