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Council passes city pay grid change in split vote

New grid moves pay in line with current minimum wage level


Anthony Ruiz / The Sun-Telegraph

Sidney City Manager Ed Sadler presents modifications to the city's pay grid to council during Tuesday's regular meeting to bring them in line with the state's minimum wage as well as keep them comparable with surrounding area employers. The new pay grid passed in a split vote, 4-1, with Councilor Joe Arterburn voting against.

It was a split vote Tuesday evening as the Sidney City Council approved 4-1 to modify the pay grid for city employees to reflect changes to minimum wage and keep the city comparable to surrounding area employers.

The modification was brought before council as an action item during their regular meeting this week, and was recommended by the city's wage and comparability consultant, Paul Essman with Capital City Concepts LLC. City Manager Ed Sadler presented the agenda item to the council.

Sadler said the minimum wage changing to $9 an hour at the start of 2016 spurred administration to propo...

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