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Salineville hires part-time street employee

SALINEVILLE — Village council took the next step after creating the position of part-time street employee at the last meeting, the council voted to hire Bill Parrish to fill the position.

Parrish usually works as a temporary employee starting in April and running into November. However, Mayor Linda Adams said this actually aligns the position with what normally happens with him working on an as needed basis during other times as well.

Starting on Jan. 7, Parrish will work up to 30 hours per week and will make $12 an hour which is an increase from the $10 per hour he currently makes. Additionally, Parrish will receive a $100 clothing allowance benefit.

At its second meeting in November, council approved pay increases for that position, along with the full-time street employee Ralph Ross, from $13.75 per hours to $15 per hour with a $250 clothing allowance and Fiscal Officer Donna Rudder, from $15 to $18 per hour. In the police department Chief Matt Devlin will now earn $21.60 per hour; Sgt. Keith Evanoff $18 per hour; and part-time officers $15 per hour. Additionally, village Prosecutor Alec Beech will make $85 per hour next year instead of $75.

During Monday’s meeting, council voted to renew the contract with the Salineville Volunteer Fire Department for the same annual amount of $20,000.

Adams thanked the fire department and other departments in the area — Franklin, Highlandtown, West Point and a firefighter from Irondale, who happened to be in town when the fire on John Street broke out last week– for helping out.

She also thanked everyone who participated in Light Up Night on Saturday, including the Kiwanis, Masons and Fire Department, the organizations who teamed up to provide refreshments after the parade while Santa visited with the children.

The final Kiwanis breakfast of 2021 will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, due to the final one being canceled as it would have fallen on Christmas morning.

Council also canceled the next regular meeting, which would have been on Dec. 20 and instead will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 28 to conduct regular business including any year-end fiscal matters requiring approval.

Council will reorganize on at 6 p.m., Jan. 3 just prior to their first regular council meeting of 2022. Adams said there are people expressing interest in the vacant council seats and BPA seat.

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