Russellville adopts 2022 salary ordinance
RUSSELLVILLE — As part of its last bit of business before 2022, the Russellville Town Council read and adopted an ordinance establishing wages and salaries for town officials last Wednesday evening.
The rundown of the salaries and wages as set out in Ordinance 2021-3 is as follows:
• Council members: $1,690, split equally between the General Fund and Water Utility Fund;
• Council president: $2,000, split equally between the General Fund and Water Utility Fund;
• Clerk-treasurer: $24,000, split equally between the General Fund and Water Utility Fund;
• Deputy clerk-treasurer: $15 per hour worked split equally between the General Fund and Water Utility Fund, with hours not to exceed 664 during the year and salary not to exceed $10,000;
• Town marshal: $12,000 paid from the General Fund, along with a $400 uniform allowance paid out equally in January and July;
• Deputy town marshal(s): $25 per hour worked paid out of the General Fund; with salaries not to exceed $12,000, along with a $400 uniform allowance paid out equally in January and July;
• Water utility employees: $4,800, paid from the Water Utility Fund;
• Street superintendent(s): $4,800, paid from the Water Utility Fund; and
• Occasional labor: $15 per hour worked, pulled from the “appropriate fund.”
In other business:
• The council heard a presentation from Rhonda Beck of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in Hendricks County about hanging banners within the town honoring veterans and active-duty military service members.
Beck outlined that this would be part of a statewide DAR fundraising effort which communities would hang the banners for a year. Families would confirm a family member’s honorable service and purchase the banners on a first-come, first-served basis.
The council voted to allow the banners to go up. As orders for 2022 are now being finalized, Beck said that Russellville’s banners would come sometime in 2023.
• The council voted to retain Henthorn, Harris & Weliever as its legal counsel.
Clerk-Treasurer Martha Mandleco and Street Superintendent John Boller joined the whole council for the meeting. Meanwhile, Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Catherine Engle, Town Marshal Matt Biggs and Town Attorney Stu Weliever were absent.
The next regular meeting of the Russellville Town Council is set for Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Russellville Community Center.