(1/17) Though Emmitsburg Town Manager Dave
Haller will continue to have a work contract with the Town of Emmitsburg, his
salary will no longer be a negotiating point following a Jan. 7 decision by the
Emmitsburg Town Commissioners to place the town manager’s salary on the town’s
For the past several years all of the
town’s employees have been on the pay scale, which determines their pay based
on factors such as job title and longevity at the job. Haller salary and annual
increase had been based on a yearly closed-door executive performance review,
which did not sit well with everyone on the board.
“I always thought it was a little
unusual,” said Commissioner Glenn Blanchard.
Now that Haller is on the pay scale, his
pay will be increased according to the town’s public pay schedule, which
consists of yearly percentage increases on a 12-grade scale.
“It makes more sense,” said Mayor James
Hoover after the decision was made. “Let’s treat them all fair and treat them
According to the scale, once a town
employee reaches the 12 grade and 12 step, his or her salary is maxed out at
$80,763.82, although they can still receive cost-of-living expenses; Haller’s
current salary is $73,500.
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