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Colfax approves 2 percent pay raises for employees

By LeAnn R. Ralph

COLFAX —  The Colfax Village Board has approved 2 percent pay raises for village employees.

The Colfax Village Board and the Colfax Village Board’s personnel committee held a joint meeting December 21, and after coming out of closed session, approved the raises for village employees.

The village board’s personnel committee is made up of the entire village board.

During the closed session of the December 21 meeting, village trustees conducted yearly performance evaluations for the public works employees, the public works director, the rescue squad director, the police chief, the deputy clerk-treasurer and the administrator-clerk-treasurer.

During closed session, village trustees also discussed the wages and salaries for village employees.

When the village trustees reconvened into open session, a motion was approved unanimously to give 40-hour per week employees a 2 percent pay raise effective January 1.

The one exception to the 2 percent raise for 40-hour per week employees was any employee hired during 2017 because those employees will soon have an annual evaluation.

During open session, village trustees also approved a motion to give one 30-hour per week Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) a 2 percent raise effective January 1 because the employee had gone through a one-year probationary evaluation.

The motion to provide the 30-hour per week EMT with a 2 percent pay raise also was approved unanimously.