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Lea Kahn, Staff Writer
Members of Hopewell Township’s governing body will receive a self-imposed 2-percent raise for this year, under the 2017 salary ordinance approved during its meeting Monday night.
Township Committee members will be paid $4,335 for 2017, which is an $85 increase over the current compensation of $4,250. There is no salary range for Township Committee members, unlike the municipal employees.
The salary ordinance, which did not generate any comment from the audience during the public hearing on it, also sets salary ranges for a variety of positions at the Municipal Building.
For the Municipal Clerk, the salary range is $47,000 to $86,500. The Deputy Municipal Clerk’s salary range is $40,000 to $65,000.
The salary range for the director of Public Works and the Health Officer is $55,000 to $120,000.
For the township engineer and the director of Community Development, the salary range is $68,000 to $141,000.
The police lieutenants will also earn between $68,000 and $141,000, but the lowest paid lieutenant will earn at least $10,000 more than the highest-paid police sergeant.
The salary range for the chief of police is $76,000 to $148,000 – but the chief will be paid at least $12,000 more than the highest-paid lieutenant.
And the township administrator’s salary range is set between $35,000 and $121,990.