Council considers $2,989 raise for city clerk

Shawna Freels

After several months of closed-to-the-public talks and meetings with a City Council subcommittee, Council will vote during their regular meeting Monday night on whether to give the city clerk a merit raise. 

Pointing to City Clerk Shawna Freel’s performance, the Council subcommittee – made up of Council members Dion Bracco, Cat Tucker and Mayor Al Pinheiro – recommend that Freels receive a 3 percent salary raise effective Jan. 1. 

A 3 percent raise would boost Freel’s annual salary from $99,653 to $102,643 – a $2,989 yearly increase. 

Freels’ last raise was in January 2009, when her salary got a 5 percent boost. 

Freels became a Master Municipal Clerk in March, an advanced clerk certification process administered by a statewide clerk association,  and was honored with a  plaque during a Council meeting for this achievement in June. 

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