BURTON, MI — Employees of the city of Burton are being taken care of.
The Burton City Council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance Monday, June 7, that secures a $15 per hour raise for the city attorney after raising salaries for the fire chief, treasurer, city clerk and assessor at previous meetings.
Starting July 1, compensation for the city attorney will rise from $125 per hour to $140 per hour until modified by ordinance, the new ordinance reads.
A second reading at next week’s meeting will solidify this raise.
City Attorney Amanda Doyle said the city is typically billed anywhere from 27-30 hours each pay period. Doyle did not receive any type of hazard pay through COVID-19, she said.
Doyle’s pay is now in line with Swartz Creek, Fenton Township and Gaines Township attorney hourly rates at $140. Previously, at $125, the city attorney earned the same amount as similar positions in Flushing, Mt. Morris and Grand Blanc Township.
The only remaining salary on the ordinance still unaffected in recent weeks is the city’s police chief, whose salary increased to a maximum of $95,000 this year. The police chief is the highest-paid administrative officer in the ordinance.
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