Bono officials passed a full-wage scale for all city employees, with the exception of clerk and council member positions three months ago. Now, an increase in clerk and council member pay will be up for discussion at the upcoming Bono city council meeting this month.
In a special committee meeting Tuesday night, Bono city officials proposed raising Bono’s city clerk pay, from twenty-five hundred dollars a year to four thousand dollars a year. And, increasing council member wages from one hundred and six dollars a month to two hundred dollars a month.
“We’d looked at other cities in the region and the county, and determined we were on the low end of the scale,” says Bono Mayor Dan Shaw.
Shaw adds that the suggested pay adjustments set a reliable standard for future hires. And, go before Bono’s city council on May 21st.
“Any time someone comes to work here, they would like to know what their future is going to be,” explains Shaw. “And, this new pay scale gives them the knowledge for the next 25 years or so. Of what they’re going to be making, what their potential is, and what they cap out at.”
Changes in pay would go hand in hand with those planned for The City of Bono’s personnel handbook, which hasn’t been updated since 2012.
“It makes a big difference to each individual. To each individual household,” says Shaw. “It will help us to be able to entice a better quality of people, when we are needing to hire an employee. It will also help us to be able to retain employees.”
If voted through, the city clerk and council member pay increases will go into effect January 1st 2020.