City council gives initial approval to salary ordinances

It’s that time of year when many local governments are putting together their budgets for 2020. That work is underway in Columbus. The city council on Tuesday night had the first reading of a salary ordinance for city employees and elected officials…

Lienhoop says this is the second year of implementing the changes suggested by that salary study. He says it’s important to him to make sure city employees are being compensated fairly.

City council approved a pair of ordinances. One adjusted the pay scale for city employees. The other gave elected officials a two-percent increase. Both ordinances were approved unanimously.

The second reading for each ordinance is set for Sept. 3.