The battle over longevity pay for
city employees in Fennimore, continues.
That’s after the Fennimore Common
Council did not act at its’ Monday (12/23)
meeting, to override a veto by Mayor
Chuck Stenner. Stenner had vetoed a
motion passed by the Common Council
at its’ meeting on December 9th.
That motion had called for getting
rid of longevity pay for city employees.
But the same motion included pay
raises for city employees, so when the
Mayor vetoed the motion because it
eliminated longevity pay, he also got
rid of the pay raises.
On Monday (12/23) , the council passed
a new motion on a vote of 5-to-2.
It gives city employees in Fennimore
a 1% pay increase for next year.
The motion also increases the
employee pension contribution from
6.65% to 7%, and increases the health
insurance contribution for city employees
in Fennimore from 7.5% to 10%.
But once again, the motion calls for
eliminating longevity pay for city
employees at the start of next year.
In other action, the Fennimore Common
Council has set the wage for Parker Prochaska,
who helped operate the city’s wastewater
treatment plant during the week of
December 16th. Prochaska has worked
at the plant for the past few Summers
and is familiar with its’ operation.
He’ll be paid $15 per hour.