City Council Approves Firefighters' Pay Raise
By Seth Gecko
New Carlisle City Council voted Monday night to give City Firefighters a pay raise.
City Manager Randy Bridge said that Firefighters have not received a raise since 2014. "They're overdue," he said.
Under the ordinance, these are the increases.
Firefighters will go from $9.50 per hour to $10 per hour.
Firefighter/EMT A pay is increased from $11.75 per hour to $13.25 per hour.
Firefighter/EMB B from $11.25 per hour to $12.25 per hour.
Firefighter/Paramedic increases from $12.50 per hour to $14 per hour.
Cross-trained Lieutenant from $13 per hour to their base pay plus $1.00
Captains receive a 50&0162; per hour raise, now making $14 per hour.
Cross-trained Captains up from $14 to base pay plus $1.50.
Assistant Chief up $2 per hour to $17
Chief also up $2 per hour to $18.
Trainees will receive the Federal minimum wage.
Fire Chief Steve Trusty said he hopes the pay raises will result in more recruits for the department.
In other action, City Manager Randy Bridge announced that a contract to purchase the World Threads building was signed on March 26. He expects the closing to be on April 5 or April 8, depending upon the results of the title examination.
He also said that he will present options on the future of the Madison Street School building at the next council meeting and would like to have discussion on the options.
Mayor Ethan Reynolds announced that he requested and has received a U.S. flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol building. He said that a flag raising will be conducted at a later date.
The next meeting of the New Carlisle City Council will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Smith Park Shelter House. The public is invited to attend.