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Salaries Listed for Non-Union Posts

The Barrington Town Council introduces an ordinance that sets the annual salaries for non-union employees, including all department heads.

New salaries for Barrington’s non-union employees– including all department heads -- were introduced by the Town Council as an ordinance Monday evening, June 4.

The ordinance lists pay scales by occupational title. The compensation method does not take into account individual employee performance.

The ordinance will now go before a public hearing at the July Town Council meeting.

Here is the list of salaries for the top 20 paid non-union positions:

  • Finance Director -- $99,247
  • Public Works Director -- $95,707
  • Police Chief -- $86,795
  • Fire Chief -- $84,642
  • Library Director -- $81,560
  • Public Works Superintendent -- $74,220
  • Town Clerk -- $73,284
  • Town Planner -- $71,430
  • Building Official -- $71,430
  • Tax Assessor -- $67,345
  • Public Works Assistant Superintendent -- $66,051
  • Reference Librarian/Assistant Director -- $64,897
  • Technical Services Librarian -- $61,233
  • Children’s Librarian -- $61,233
  • Assistant Finance Director -- $59,313
  • Young Adult Librarian -- $49,925
  • Administrative Assistant I -- $48,381
  • Library Technology Coordinator -- $47,050
  • Senior Services Director -- $46,520
  • Administrative Assistant II -- $45,623
  • Library Assistant I – $45,623
  • Police Chief Secretary -- $45,623

See the complete list by clicking here and then scrolling down to the ordinance on the Town Council agenda for June 4. The ordinance also is posted in the Town Hall.

Manifold Witness June 07, 2012 at 12:02 PM
Click on the link provided in the article. Then click (top left) “Council Agenda”. Then click the June 4, 2012 meeting at 7 pm. Then go to the agenda item 16 that lists the ordinance. Click on the proposed ordinance to see the list. Why are salaries set by ordinance? What are the implications of this? Is the Town Council also enacting their usual annual longevity bonus ordinance?
Gary Morse June 07, 2012 at 12:27 PM
How does this impact the longevity bonus? Given the financial circumstances of where we are today, I think it is time we make the longevity bonus discretionary based on meeting written performance objectives. In the past, the impact to the town from the longevity bonus was minimal since it balanced a lower starting salary and over time, the full career salary treatment was generally consistent with treatment in the private sector. But now we have a high number of long term employees and teachers and it is likely to stay that way for a long time. Thus the impact to the town from the longevity bonus is having a greater impact on property taxes. The council needs to address that part of compensation as well.
Bristol County Anonymous June 07, 2012 at 01:09 PM
With all those Public Works leaders, would expect a much more efficient, proactive, and better managed road-repaving plan. For example… Other towns proactively work with National Grid and BCWA when they dig up the roads to install gas lines and water mains, as an opportunity to coordinate and ensure that “curb-to-curb” repaving is done. Instead, Barrington gets the minimal that the utilities get away with providing when Towns don’t manage the process…. Which is: Miles and miles of unsightly 7 foot re-paved strips. And there are more miles of these 7 foot strips to come later this year…Nat’l Grid crews will suddenly show up without warning. Some RI Towns even got “stimulus” funds to re-pave roads…and Barrington could have applied. Instead of chasing silly windmills, our Town Council should be focusing on the important issues. Like providing some over-sight of Public Works so that roads get repaved.

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