Employees responsible for building maintenance and safety procedures made up more than half of Clifton Park’s top 10 town earners list in 2019.
Though Town Attorney Tom McCarthy topped the list with total pay of $131,693.83, a majority of the other high earners have jobs that involve making sure town roads are clear and buildings are up to code.
Mark Heggen, the town’s comptroller, was the second highest earner of 2019, at $109,541.67. Steve Myers, director of the building department, was paid the third-highest amount at $104,331.94. Code enforcement officer Patrick Jarosz was next, also at just over $100,000.
Town Supervisor Phil Barrett was the fifth-highest paid employee in town.
John Scavo, director of the planning department, once again made the list of top 10 town earners in eighth place, $95,539.03. Pat O’Donnell, the town’s longtime town clerk who recently retired, rounded out the last at $93,345.
In some communities, members of a police force tend to dominate earnings lists. Clifton Park does not have its own police force, however, instead contracting each year with the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office to provide police services.
Top 10 earners among town employees in 2019 base salaries:
- Tom McCarthy, town attorney: $131,693.83
- Mark Heggen, comptroller: $109,541.67
- Steve Myers, building department director: $104,331.94
- Patrick Jarosz, code enforcement officer: Total of $102,770.29
- Phil Barrett, town supervisor: $100,341
- Sheryl Reed, chief of fire prevention: $99,772.58
- Derek Miller, senior building inspector: $95,717.13
- John Scavo, director of the planning department: $95,539.03.
- Jeff Vedder, town transfer station: $93,735.20.
- Pat O’Donnell, former town clerk: $93,345.