Council to vote on pay raises for Niles workers

Published 8:15 am Monday, February 10, 2014

Pay raises are on tap for city workers at Monday’s Niles City Council meeting.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Niles Fire Department.

At that time, the council will consider providing a 2-percent wage increase for city utilities workers in the United Steelworkers Local 13729, city firefighters in the International Firefighters Association Local 2317 and city police officers.

The council will also be asked to extend the 2-percent raise to all non-union employees.

Raises for utilities workers would take effect Monday. Raises for firefighters and police officers would take effect Feb. 9, 2014.

City Administrator Ric Huff recommends that the council approve all raises.

The council will also consider authorizing the sale of a property at 1110 N. 6th St. to Pamela K. Morgan, of 515 Ash St., for $1. Morgan would have to combine the 6th Street property with her own, ensuring taxes would be paid on the 6th Street property from here on out.

The 6th Street property is currently an empty lot that was forfeited to the county due to delinquent taxes. The city determined it was too small to build on and offered it to the two adjoining landowners. Morgan was the only interested party, according to the city.

A Committee of the Whole Meeting is scheduled to follow the conclusion of the council meeting. There, the council will discuss the National Standard complex.