Pay bump in store for some town employees

The Town of Friday Harbor revised its salary schedule for non-union employees and the Town Council on July 5 — but not by much.

Confirming the contract entered into with new Administrator Duncan Wilson earlier this year, the new salary ordinance sets Wilson's salary at the contract level of $110,000 per year.

This represents a $5,000 increase over the annual salary of King Fitch, who retired two weeks ago. The Town Clerk's annual pay was raised by $5,000 per year to $56,876.

Also confirmed were raises to council members first enacted just before the 2011 election.

Limited to council members elected to serve in 2012 or thereafter, the new schedule sets compensation at $400 per month plus $50 per meeting, with a maximum of three meetings per month.

The prior council salaries were fixed at $85 per meeting, with a maximum of four meetings per month.

In addition, the town agreed to pay 8 percent more toward health care insurance premiums for all non-union employees, and agreed to a cost-of-living adjustment for non-union employees, but not the mayor or council


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