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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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