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Council to vote on chief, public works head promotions

Published 10:02pm Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Niles City Council will vote on whether to promote two city employees at Monday’s meeting.
The council will consider appointing Joe Ray to public works director in place of Neil Coulston, who is retiring at the end of the month. Ray has served as the assistant public works director for eight years and has been a city employee for 10 years.
The council will also vote on whether to promote Police Capt. Jim Millin to police chief to replace Ric Huff, who is taking over as city administrator for Terry Eull. Eull too is retiring at the end of the month.
Millin has been on the police force for 20 years, including three years as captain. During that time, he has also served as acting police chief on occasion.
Huff is recommending a beginning annual salary of $73,000 for Millin, to be increased to $73,500 after six months of service and $74,000 after one year of satisfactory service.
Ray would make an annual beginning salary of $70,000 scheduled to increase to $70,500 after six months of service and $72,000 after one year.
The city council will vote on these and other resolutions 6 p.m. Monday at the Niles City Council Chambers.

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  • NILES53

    Wow a city that’s in the red/almost black is going to vote on $70k + salaries? I’m not sure how this works. Not long ago the city said they were looking at laying employee’s off from the Fire and police for budget reasons and now were going to sit around and vote on these kind numbers? FOR WHAT? why don’t we leave them at their current pay for two years and see if they are making any improvements that are in the cities best intrest? Get rid of the city manager and utilize the city mayor once we find one who will help our city grow! and stop filling the pockets of his local business friends.

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