Proposal to Raise Carpentersville Employee Salaries Stirs Discussion

By Patterson, Jennifer; Mann, Dave | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), February 27, 2002 | Go to article overview

Proposal to Raise Carpentersville Employee Salaries Stirs Discussion


Patterson, Jennifer, Mann, Dave, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: Jennifer Patterson & Dave Mann

Carpentersville is looking at bumping the pay of village employees.

More than a simple raise, village officials are considering upping the pay scales for nonunion employees, everyone from clerks to department heads like the police chief.

Acting Village Manager John Schuldt recently conducted a survey of salary ranges at neighboring towns to see how Carpentersville stacks up. He, however, declined to release the results of his survey.

"We need to keep our employees at middle-of-the-road salaries," Schuldt said. "Is this a good time to do it with our economy? Absolutely not. But we need to take care of our employees."

During a budget hearing this week, Trustee John Noverini questioned whether Schuldt should have done the survey, considering he is an employee, whether the acting manager or when he returns to his job as fire chief, and stands to benefit from any bump in pay. If pay hikes are needed, Noverini wanted to see a study done by an outside consultant.

"You're not a disinterested, independent third party," Noverini said.

Schuldt offered to step aside if the board was concerned about a possible conflict of interest.

"If the main issue is a disinterested third party, keep my salary where it is," Schuldt said. "That's how important this is to me."

The majority of the board supported the idea of bumping salaries, but Trustee Nancy Moore pointed out many in the private sector are not getting such kind treatment in today's economy.

"Some of these salaries are extravagant," Moore said, referring to Schuldt's survey. "I think the employees in the village shouldn't be immune from what's going on in the real world. …

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