Stow is saving thousands of dollars with the .
"These appointments will not expand the payroll, but will, in fact generate significant savings for the city," said Mayor Sara Drew in her .
During the Jan. 12 council meeting, was promoted to Deputy Law Director. Her promotion reflects a $3,764.80 annual raise. She now makes $31.10/hour ($64,688/year). Her predecessor, John Scavelli Jr., who left for a job with the city of Tallmadge, made $32.33/hr ($67,246.60/year). Kerek's promotion may be a raise for her, but it's saving the city $2,558.60/year.
Also in the law department, Law Director Brian Reali will have a new assistant law director and part-time prosecutor. Council approved Brendan Mackin for a 30-hour a week position. Mackin will make $29.29/hr ($42,177.60/year). His appointment was retroactive to Dec. 7.
Reali said he is also seeking another part-time prosecutor for about 15 hours a week at the same $29.29/hr rate. Hiring part-time employees saves Reali's department $5,500/year on health insurance costs.
Public Service Director
Mike Miller was appointed as the city's public service director during the Jan. 12 meeting. Miller made $42.33/hr ($88,046.40/year) as the assistant service director. He now makes $44.51/hr ($92,580.80/year), which is a $4,534.40/annual raise for Miller. However, Miller is replacing Dano Koehler who retired last year when he was making $49.31/hour ($102,564.80/year). The city is seeing a savings of $9,984.
Nick Wren, who was previously in charge of the Parks and Rec Department, was appointed as the assistant public service director Jan. 12. He previously made $37.48/hour ($77,958.40/year). He will now make $39.50/hour ($82,160/year). As stated above, Miller made $42.33/hr ($88,046.40/year) as the assistant service director. The city is seeing a savings of $5,886.40 annually now.
Former Assistant Engineer Jim McCleary was appointed as the city's engineer during the Jan. 12 meeting. He previously made $45.69/hour ($95,035.20/year) and will continue to make the same salary. McCleary replaces Bill Drew, who retired at the end of 2011. Drew made $48.46/hr ($100,796.80/year), resulting in a $5,761.60 annual savings.
With the promotion and appointment of employees with lower salaries, the city is saving about $30,000 from 2011.
Hourly salary information provided by Finance Director John Baranek.