Officials OK raises

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NAUGATUCK — The Joint Boards of Mayor and Burgesses and Finance approved raises for non-union municipal employees last week.

The joint boards approved 22 raises during a special meeting Feb. 19. The raises totaled approximately $11,750.

The raises include 15 employees who will receive a 2 percent raise, most of which are retroactive to July 1, 2014. This includes Administrative Aide Edward Carter, Senior Center Director Harvey Frydman, and Fire Chief Kenneth Hanks.

The remaining seven employees will receive a 5 percent raise. This includes two part-time workers at the recycling center and four part-time per diem assistant animal control officers.

In addition all nine burgesses also received a 2 percent raise of $66 for a total of $594. These raises will take effect Nov. 4, after the elections have taken place.

Officials opposed raises for two positions — a part-time town hall custodian and a part-time police department clerk. These raises were opposed because the two employees had not served a substantial amount of time in those positions.