Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
March 9, 2013 6:59 am EST


MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon City Council will address a proposed raise for the city’s parking enforcement officer position during Monday’s council meeting.


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An ordinance to increase the hourly rate for the position was postponed indefinitely on Jan. 28, after Larry Fogle, current parking enforcement officer, expressed his displeasure with the 23-cent-an-hour raise proposed by council. A second ordinance was also postponed which would have provided the same raise for the code enforcement officer position that Fogle also holds. That ordinance is not on council’s agenda for Monday.

The current rate of pay for both positions is $15 an hour.

In 2009, the city approved an ordinance that established the rate of pay for the position and that the hours would not exceed 20 hours per week.

According to Fogle’s hourly time sheets, acquired by the News through a public records request, far fewer hours are spent enforcing the parking code than permitted by ordinance.

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