Freehold Township officials establish 2017 salary ranges

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By Matthew Sockol
Staff Writer

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP – The salary ranges for Freehold Township employees have been established for 2017.

On Dec. 20, the Township Committee adopted an ordinance amending the salaries and compensation of certain offices, positions and employees in Freehold Township for 2017.

The ordinance does not state what a specific individual who currently holds a particular position is paid; it reflects the salary range for a position.

According to the ordinance, police patrolmen will have a minimum salary of $33,000 and a maximum salary of $130,000; junior sergeants will have a minimum salary of $98,000 and a maximum salary of $135,000; senior sergeants will have a minimum salary of $100,455 and a maximum salary of $140,000; lieutenants will have a minimum salary of $111,000 and a maximum salary of $150,000; captains will have a minimum salary of $123,000 and a maximum salary of $190,000; and the police chief will have a minimum salary of $136,000 and a maximum salary of $200,000.

Among municipal officials and employees, the mayor will have a minimum salary of $9,000 and a maximum salary of $13,000; Township Committee members will have a minimum salary of $8,000 and a maximum salary of $12,000; the municipal clerk will have a minimum salary of $35,000 and a maximum salary of $115,000; the municipal administrator will have a minimum salary of $75,000 and a maximum salary of $220,000; the township engineer and the director of finance/chief financial officer will have a minimum salary of $60,000 and a maximum salary of $210,000; and the municipal court judge will have a minimum salary of $65,000 and a maximum salary of $120,000.

In other business, the committee passed a resolution authorizing an application for a $59,843 Safe Corridors grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation Safety Fund and requesting the Director of the Division of Local Government Services to approve the grant’s insertion into the township’s 2016 municipal budget as an item of revenue.

The resolution states that Freehold Township officially applied for and was awarded the $59,843 grant.

According to municipal officials, the grant will be used for traffic control and enforcement in the section of Route 9 that is designated as a safe corridor. Officials are currently working to compile an equipment list for the grant. Previous grants have been used to purchase vehicles, license plate readers, radar equipment and traffic equipment such as cones, barrels and barricades.

The grant is due to Freehold Township by the end of February, according to township officials.