Mitchell City Council passes 5 percent salary increase for full-time employees

MITCHELL – The Mitchell City Council passed a new salary ordinance based on Mayor J.D. England’s recommendation to raise the salary of full-time employees by 5 percent. The increase will also include a pay-per-run for the volunteer fire department firefighters.

All of the Mitchell City Council members voted in favor of the ordinance change.

In other business:

  • The city council also voted on an ordinance to pay the volunteer firefighters on a monthly basis versus a annual basis. The new ordinance passed with all in favor of the ordinance change.
  • The presentation for the Mitchell budget will be on September 20, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. and the adoption of the budget will take place on October 4, 2021.
  • Mayor J.D. England asked the city council to consider submitting a request to the Indiana Department of Transportation for a stoplight at the intersection of Hamilton Boulevard and State Road 37. The stoplight is needed due to the increase in traffic from the Lehigh project. The request had been rejected previously but with the increase in traffic Mayor English felt it may have a better chance of passing this time.
  • Mayor J.D. England asked the council to consider a request to name a city street after Robert “Bob” Keane. The Mayor asked to consider the request during the October 4, 2021 meeting. Bob was instrumental in starting Little and Babe Ruth Leagues in Mitchell and was vital in the construction of the Lehigh ball fields.
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