Gloversville

Gloversville City council approves stipends, salaries

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The Gloversville Common Council recently voted 6-1 to approve $787,443 worth of 2022 salaries for the city’s non-union administrative jobs, as well an additional $21,100 worth of stipends.

The council voted on the salary and stipend schedule on Dec. 14 after discussing the matter in a closed-door executive session.

These are the 2022 stipends approved by the county:

Position: Payment schedule — Annual Stipend

  • City Historian James Morrison: $300, less applicable deductions, paid quarterly — $1,200.
  • Planning Board Secretary Tracy Gutowski: Paid in lump sum, less applicable deductions, 1st pay period in December — $2,000
  • Zoning Board of Appeals Secretary Tracy Gutowski: Paid in lump sum, less applicable deductions, 1st pay period in December — $2,000
  • Health Registrar Devon Davis: Paid in lump sum, less applicable deductions, 1st pay period in December — $500
  • Deputy Health Registrar Jennifer Mazur: Paid in lump sum, less applicable deductions, 1st pay period in December — $500
  • Mayor’s Secretary Jennifer Mazur: $125, less applicable deductions paid monthly during 2nd pay period — $1,500
  • CDA Bookkeeping Michele Finch: $300, less applicable deductions, paid monthly during 2nd pay period — $3,600
  • Grant Accounting Michele Finch: $200, less applicable deductions, paid monthly during 2nd pay period — $2,400
  • Assessor JoAnn Knapp: $200, less applicable deductions, paid monthly during 2nd pay period — $2,400
  • Recreation Jennifer Mazur: $583.33, less applicable deductions, paid monthly during 2nd pay period — $7,000

Councilman-at-large William Rowback Jr. was the lone member of the council to vote against the resolution approving the salaries and stipends.

Rowback said he favored the council’s decision to increase two proposed $1,000 stipends for Fire Department Secretary Tracy Gutowski to serve as the secretary for both the city’s Planning Board and the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals. Rowback explained that Gutowski had been receiving “comp time” as part of her regular city job as fire department secretary for some of the work she had been doing as the secretary for the two regulatory boards.

“The comp time that she was accumulating was for when she went to the meetings, the Planning and Zoning boards and the time she would stay later, after hours, at the firehouse doing all of the paperwork for the Planning and Zoning boards,” Rowback said. “So if she had a meeting, and it was three hours [long], she would get four and half hours of comp time, because that’s measured at time and a half, and she was accumulating that. And, certain individuals on the council want comp time to disappear throughout the city. I do agree with increasing the stipend. It’s easier for payroll.”

Rowback said the reason he voted against the stipend and salary schedule was the $1,500 stipend paid to City Clerk Jennifer Mazur for performing the duties of the mayor’s secretary.

“The mayor has mentioned numerous, numerous times over the past two and a half years that he does not need a secretary, and for this to be put in there — to me it’s wrong,” Rowback said.

These are the 2022 salaries approved as part of the resolution, which also included a health insurance buyout for the mayor’s position in the annual amount of $1,500, payable at the rate of $125 per month, less applicable deductions, for each month the mayor opts not to receive health insurance offered by the city.

Position — Salary

  • Assessor Joni Dennie — $63,000
  • Attorney Amanda Rose — $68,000
  • City Clerk Jennifer Mazur — $52,040
  • City Clerk Deputy Devon Davis — $37,280
  • Council Members Wards 1-6 — $3,500
  • Councilman-at-Large Wayne Peters — $4,375
  • Director of Public Works Chris Perry — $75,000
  • Finance Commissioner Tammie Weiterschan — $83,000
  • Finance Commissioner Deputy Maryann Reppenhagen — $54,500
  • Fire Chief Thomas Groff — $98,614
  • Mayor Vincent De Santis — $50,000
  • Police Chief Anthony Clay — $103,851
  • Neighborhood Quality Administrator Joseph DiMezza — $27,000
  • Transit Director Brent Warren — $67,283

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