Herbert, others get four percent pay raise

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 21, 2005

City Manager R. Steven Herbert will get the same pay raise that other city workers received this year.

On Wednesday, the Suffolk City Council voted unanimously to give a 4 percent increase to its four council-appointed employees: Herbert, City Assessor Maria Kattmann, City Attorney C. Edward Roettger and City Clerk Erika Jenkins.

The increase ups Herbert’s current $130,000 salary by $5,200. Last year, he received a 10 percent raise, a move designed to bring Suffolk’s administrative pay scale more in line with neighboring communities.

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The pay will boost Roettger’s annual salary to $111,972. Kattmann and Jenkins will be paid $88,608 and $54,756 respectively.

The raise will be retroactive to July 1, the beginning of the city’s fiscal year.

Earlier this year, the council approved 4 percent average pay raises for most city employees. The only exception was for the public safety workers, who are receiving more as a result of a recently completed compensation study.