It looks like the Fennimore Common Council
has done away with longevity pay for city
employees. On a vote of 8-0, the council has
approved milestone pay as its’ replacement.
The motion that was approved last night,
makes the longevity pay for Fennimore city
employees for this year be based on the rates
for 2011. In addition, the motion calls for
longevity pay to be replaced next year with
milestone pay. All employees who would
work another five-years for the city would
receive a lump sum of $1,000. That amount
would be increased by $250 every five-years,
if the person continues to be employed by the city.
As you know, Fennimore Mayor Chuck Stenner
has vetoed any attempts to get rid of longevity
pay in the past. Mayor Stenner says he’ll
review the milestone pay plan before considering
a veto. According to City Clerk Margaret Sprague,
the city would save just over $30,000 under
milestone pay, compared to the longevity pay
plan which had been in place.
In another issue concerning pay for city
employees in Fennimore, the common council
has approved a pay raise of 22-cents an hour
for non-union, city employees for this year.
Eighteen (18) city employees will receive the