Ferrysburg manager gets raise

In his annual evaluation, City Manager Craig Bessinger received glowing reviews and a shiny new salary.
Marie Havenga
Sep 26, 2012


Bessinger — who has worked as Ferrysburg's city manager since 2003 — will receive a 2.7 percent pay hike, from $73,575 to $75,562 a year.

He received a 95 percent score from City Council and scored mostly 5s on questions that asked for a ranking from 1 to 5, according to Councilwoman Kathleen Kennedy, who tallied the ratings.

Council praised Bessinger for his longevity with the city, his knowledge of laws and ordinances, and his leadership.

“He makes council's job easy because he comes in so well prepared,” Kennedy said. “He makes himself available 24/7 to this council as well as to the people of Ferrysburg. He's earned his raise.”

Bessinger fulfilled at least one council wish from last year – being more involved in community events. He participated with council members in August's Coast Guard Festival Grand Parade.

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We all need to have our atta boys. If he has done good work it should be recognized. Not sure why this made the news.


now we just need to raise more taxes to pay for it...well worth it if he scored mostly fives,AND went to the Coast Guard parade!!!!!


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