|Rossford returns three incumbents to council, nixes pay hikes|
|Written by Sentinel Staff|
|Wednesday, 06 November 2013 00:01|
ROSSFORD — Three incumbents were returned to City Council, but they won’t be getting a pay hike.
Winning re-election were: Chuck Duricek, 1168 votes, Caroline Eckel, 1067, and Jerry Staczek, 892. Joining them, will be Daniel J. Wagner, 936. Wagner is president of the Toledo Patrolmen’s Union.
Failing in their bids for council were Robert Densic, 872, who ran on a strict small government platform, and former police chief Dennis J. Foy, Sr., 762.
Voters turned down two charter amendments that would have raised the pay of members of council and the mayor. Council pay, which hasn’t changed in 20 years, would have risen to $8,400 annually up from $3,000. The other amendment would have hiked the mayor’s pay to $18,000, up from $7,500.
Mayor Neil MacKinnon supported the raise for council, but not for mayor.
A survey done by council showed that its pay and that of the mayor were with one exception the lowest in the region.
The issue though didn’t seem to impact the council race. Staczek and Duricek spoke against the raises, though they voted to put the charter amendment on the ballot, and Eckel was one of the strongest proponents.
Densic on the other hand spoke against the raises when they were first debated on council and during the campaign.
Michael Scott, who’d served one term on council, had resigned from his seat on Sept. 1 to take a spot on the board of the Northwestern Sewer and Water District.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 09:33|
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