Fayette’s village administrator will move to full-time status in January, but without an increase in pay.
Village council members voted Thursday to approve the change in Amy Metz’s contract to full-time status for 2010.
Her salary will remain the same, but the full-time designation allows for paid holidays, sick time and health insurance.
Village fiscal officer Lisa Zuver said the change will cost just over $7,000 and the funds are in the budget for 2010.
Council member Jerry Gonzales said Metz frequently puts in more hours than expected for part-time status.
CRUISER—Due to a decrease in repair and maintenance costs, $3,500 was transferred to the police department capital improvements fund to go toward the purchase of a new police cruiser.
EMPLOYEE—Natasia Ramos was added to the list of part-tome employees. She has worked for the village in the past as a part-time employee.
WATER USE—A representative from the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store spoke to council’s Finance committee about the increase in water and sewer charges.
The minimum charge is for 1,000 gallons of water used, but the store uses only about 300 gallons every quarter. No action was taken by council.
CUTTING FUNDS—Gonzales said the proposed budget shows cuts of at least 16 percent. Council had to plan for a significant decrease in revenue, he said, and he praised department heads for working hard to find ways to trim spending.