City Council to take second look at salary hikes

Columbus City Council will be taking another look at pay raises for two newly consolidated positions in the administration of new Mayor Jim Lienhoop.

Lienhoop has combined the functions of city engineer with oversight of the city garage in a director of engineering and public works position. He has also combined the functions of the director of administration with the community development director and outsourced city attorney duties.

If given final approval by the City Council tonight, the top of the pay ranges would increase by more than $9,000 for the administration and community development position held by Mary Ferdon and by almost $8,400 for the director of engineering and public works position held by Dave Hayward.

City Council meets at 6 p.m. tonight in the Council Chamber at Columbus City Hall.