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Cheney adopts salary ordinance

Non-union employees to receive 3.5 percent increase, compensating health plan changes


December 21, 2017

Besides passing the almost $31.2 million 2018 budget, the Cheney City Council also took care of a number of year-end budget-related items as well as making a couple of purchases at their Dec. 12 meeting.

The council held all three readings and final passage of the city’s 2018 salary ordinance. The ordinance provides a 3.5 percent wage increase to non-union represented city employees, which comes on the heels of a 2 percent increase last year.

“The 3.5 (percent) is the biggest we’ve had in a number of years,” City Administrator Mark Schuller said.

The reason for the increase is medic...

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