Recording secretaries recently received a boost in their pay through city-approved changes.
The city council reviewed the contracts for the three recording secretaries: Connie Larson, Kathleen Streadbeck and Katie Rust. These positions have no formal pay grade, though a staff report states that these positions are comparable to the secretary II position, which is a grade 6.
That position has a pay range of a minimum of $12.64 to a maximum of $18.33 per hour. However, officials say, adding $2 an hour for each end is necessary because of the supplies and equipment the secretaries provide. This increases the low to $14.64 and the high to $20.33.
All secretaries were approved an annual raise, ranging from 1.75 percent to 3.5 percent. These increases started in 2012.