Hartley council approves wage hikes
On 3-1 vote, council members give city workers a raise
June 17, 2021
Despite vocal pushback from one member, the Hartley City Council on Monday voted to give city employees wage increases ranging from 3 to 8 percent.
The base increase was 3 percent, with other employees like the police chief (8 percent), police officers (6 percent), city administrator and superintendent of public works (5 percent), and some others receiving more. According to discussion, wage hikes that were higher than the base rate were given for good job performance.
"I try to keep the employees at a fair wage where they need to be without letting their wages get behind," Superintendent o...