The Milford Village Council voted Tuesday, Jan. 18 to approve a mid-year amendment to the village’s 2010-11 budget.
There were few changes, but the most notable were increases relative to sick time for Village Manager Arthur Shufflebarger, Treasurer Becky Jacques, and Building Official Timothy Brandt.
Shufflebarger said that the increases are not pay raises, but pay for sick hours.
“The village had a policy where employees could accumulate up to 800 hours of sick time,” he said. “But the difficulty is that it leaves resources on the books and the auditors urged us to reduce that financial obligation.”
He added that the village modified its sick hours policy to up to 400 hours and anyone who had over 400 hours left over had the difference cashed in.
Shufflebarger will see extra money to the tune of $12,225 and the cost of his fringe benefits will increase $1,000 to $26,200.
Jacques’ realized $9,400 in unused sick time while Brandt had $12,350 in unused sick time.
The village also received an additional $2,800 in police department revenue, which will go toward training police. Another $2,500 from the department’s contingency will go toward training.
The council adopted its budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year with projected total revenue of $9.03 million, down from the previous year’s total of $9.29 million.
The village’s fiscal year begins every July 1.