Township reviews wages

A study by the Michigan Municipal League has shed new light on the state of Grand Haven Township’s salaries and wages.
Alex Doty
Jul 3, 2014

“It is a critical tool,” Township Manager Bill Cargo said of the wage study. “It is important for a number of things.”

MML officials presented the study to the Township Board during a recent work session.

“We included 23 positions in this project,” MML representative Heather Van Poucker said. “We looked at positions and content, and not just at job titles.”

One of the report’s key findings is that the township’s pay and benefit package, as a whole, is within the range of similar communities. Specifically, the study indicates that while some of the township’s positions pay more than similar communities and some pay less, all of the positions are within the recommended pay structure.

“It looks like your pay and benefits are relatively lined up with the market,” Van Poucker said. “You don’t have any big outliers, low or high.”

Township Manager Bill Cargo noted that this revelation corresponds with what the Township Board has set as its policy in recent years. He said it’s been the trustees’ position that the township shouldn’t lead the market nor should it lag behind when it comes to employees’ wages, compensation and benefits.

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Comments

newspaperlawyer

So lets see the report

Barry Soetoro

It's password protected so us little guys can't get at it.

"The Michigan Municipal League conducts this wage and salary survey for the benefit of our member communities, and it is intended to be used by management employees, their designees, or elected officials working on behalf of member communities for official City/Village/Township business."

http://www.mml.org/consulting/wa...

Vladtheimp

Maybe we should send the VA salary structure to the Michigan Municipal League to see how it compares

18,709 VA Employees Make $180,000 or More

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/...

theQuin

Barry Soetoro has it right! The MML supports politics and government - not the people. It has tried to limit FOI requests and the Open Meetings Act, and has campaigned for higher taxes. If only people would see the true story and demand that local governments stop using tax dollars to belong to a lobby!

Vladtheimp

It seems that MML has gone to extraordinary lengths to hide how much taxpayers have to cough up for their local governments to join this group.

However, there is other information available http://www.mackinac.org/8194

Of course, this doesn't indicate that the GHT salary structures are out of whack - it just indicates that (1) MML is a lobbying organization for state and local governments; and (2) they choose to hide their dues structure from the folks that are paying the dues. http://www.mackinac.org/8194

Interestedreader

Sooo wheres the transperancy in government,wonder why trust is lacking.

zwesterhouse

Well of course the ones that are happy with any of these so called reports/reviews are making over $100,000 a year. How many board members with side jobs clear $100,000 K mark? Of course they are happy, They are tickled pink and giggling and giddly like bunch of 7th grade girls.

Interestedreader

Do you mean the HVAC repair supervisor?

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