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Glenville town payroll driven up by automatic increases

The town of Glenville last year spent about $2.4 million for health insurance, retirement and other benefits for its 93 employees, who earned $4.8 million in salaries, says a recently compiled town report.

A copy of that report is available below.

The average cost of benefits per employee is $20,000, according to the report obtained by The Daily Gazette through a Freedom of Information Law request.

Supervisor Chris Koetzle said the town’s Budget and Finance Committee had recommended that the town prepare this compensation statement so everyone is more aware of the true cost of providing government services.

A full story on the report can be found HERE.

Total employee costs are the highest for the Glenville Police Department — nearly $2.7 million. Its 21 employees earn a total salary of close to $1.75 million, which includes $1.4 million in base salary, $125,000 in overtime and other compensation including holiday pay, sick time, longevity and uniform allowance. Total benefits come to $922,000, which includes nearly $500,000 in pension costs, $108,000 in Social Security and $259,000 in health benefits as well as disability, workers’ compensation, life insurance and Medicare.

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Glenville Spending records for 2012

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