Common Council approved the salaries for all city employees at its June meeting. However, Patch recently obtained a copy of the resolution containing the salaries, something many residents have been craving for months.
City Administrator Chris Cotter is the highest paid city employee making $182,959. His administrative assistant Megan Champney makes $60,012.
In the clerk's office, City Clerk David Hughes' salary is $131,354, Deputy Clerk Rosemary Licastese makes $69,893, and administrative assistant Michelle Caputo makes $59,257.
Listed under management, Jin Blades, administrative manager in the Department of Community Services, makes $61,496, Director of DCS Beth Kinney's salary is $128,075 with Superintendent of Public Works Paul Cascais making slightly more at $130,354. Christopher Holenstein, project manager in Public Works, makes $88,537.
Rita McNany, parking services manager, makes $86,208.
In the Department of Community Programs, Director Judith Josephs makes an annual salary of $125,855, Mark Ozoroski, the assistant director, makes $92,078, and Joanne McGhee and Maria Hughes, both administrative assistants, make $72,002.
Fire Chief Joseph Houck leads the department with an annual salary of $165,664, followed by Deputy Chief Rick DeGroot with a salary of $144,084. Of the four battalion chiefs, three make $130,917. The other makes slightly less at $128,536.
There are four lieutenants in the fire department as well, with the average salary being $110,970. Of the 22 firefighters, including the sub-code official and fire inspector, the average salary is $95,146.
Chief Robert Lucid makes $168,677, Deputy Chief Walter Kelley makes $151,388, and four lieutenants make between $135,036 and $137,536.
Nine sergeants make an average of $119,529 while the remaining 31 officers make an average of $97,913.
Ray Cooper, the foreman at the city's garage, makes $91,471 and the three mechanics who work there make an average of $71,532. Richard Caputo, the foreman in parks and recreation and Doug Rillo, foreman of roads, both make $87,904.
For the full list of all city employees, see the attached pdf of the resolution.