GLENWOOD | Part-time police officers will receive a $1 an hour raise following unanimous approval by the Village Board last week.
Trustee Richard Nielsen had recommended the increase and said the village has just two part-time officers, and that each work 20 hours weekly.
"They do the same job as a patrolman, and they write tickets, which actually pay for their salary," he said.
Trustee Anthony Plott asked Nielsen why he suggested the dollar increase instead of a smaller amount.
"I think that part-timers in the surrounding suburbs are making still a lot more than they are," Nielsen said.
Glenwood Police Chief Demitrous Cook also recommended the board approve the raise and said it had been a couple of years since the part-time officers had received a pay increase.
The new rate means that part-time officers will earn $20.23 hourly.
Trustee Ronald Gardiner asked how approving a pay increase for part-timers might affect negotiations with full-time officers.
Nielsen said it would have no effect since the part-time officers are not union members. Cook agreed the raise would not affect negotiations.
Nielsen said the part-time officers only receive an hourly rate, with no benefits.
Also on Tuesday, the Village Board approved trustee assignments to various village committees, as follows:
Finance Committee - Trustees Carmen Hopkins and Paul Styles; Fire Committee - Gardiner and Plott; Glenwoodie Golf Course Committee - Hopkins, Plott and Trustee Terry Campbell; Police Committee - Campbell and Nielsen; Public Works Committee - Gardiner, Nielsen and Styles.