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Brownton City Council OKs 4 percent wage hike for staff

The Brownton City Council has been discussing a pay raise for its police chief for years. Last week, councilors voted to include money to the pay hike in the city’s 2021 budget.
Councilor Curt Carrigan brought up Police Chief Bauer at the Nov. 4 meeting.
“We didn’t do anything about the police chief’s wages,” Carrigan said when he first brought up Bauer at the meeting. “We’ve been kicking that can down the road for years and doing nothing about it.”
The council approved a 4-1 vote wage increase of 4 percent for its city employees for 2021 as part of the city’s annual step program. Carrigan voted against the 4-percent increase.
Bauer will see his hourly wage increase from $23.66 to $24.61. Part time police officers’ wages were also increased to $20 an hour.

(For the complete story, see the Nov. 11 print edition of The Chronicle.)