Logansport city employees will receive 3 percent hike

Salaries for all elected and appointed Logansport employees received final approval Monday night.

The Logansport City Council voted 7-0 to approve 3 percent raises for all department heads and their employees. Salaries for elected officials were frozen for the second time in four years.

Mayor Dave Kitchell said the goal of the 2020 budget process was to work with department heads to keep operating budgets lean so the city could afford to attract and retain good employees.

City employees have received raises of 2 percent, 1 percent and 3 percent in the previous three budgets, plus an increase in longevity pay in the second budget. Employees also have benefited from the free joint city/county clinic.

The hike was similar to those offered on average in Logansport’s six peer cities.

SOURCE: News release from Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell