Salary Commission

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Purpose

The salary commission shall review and establish the salaries of the mayor and the councilpersons and shall exercise the powers and perform the duties set forth by RCW 35.21.015; and Monroe Municipal Code 2.24.060. (See Ordinance No. 001/2015)

Organization

The commission is composed of five members.  A member of the commission shall not be an officer, official, or employee of the city or an immediate family member of an officer, official, or employee of the city. For purposes of this section, “immediate family member” means the parents, spouse, siblings, children, or dependent relatives of an officer, official, or employee of the city, whether or not living in the household of the officer, official, or employee. Commission meeting dates and times are to be determined; and will be noticed accordingly. The public is invited to all Salary Commission meetings.

Membership

All members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Terms last for three years, and initial terms should be staggered. No member of the commission shall be appointed to more than two terms, whether consecutive or otherwise

These are the members of the current Salary Commission.
Commissioner Term Expires
VACANT December 
VACANT December 
VACANT December
VACANT December
Bryan Lipscy December 2023

Board Responsibilities

  • The commission shall have the duty to review the salaries paid by the city to the mayor and city council. If after such review the commission determines that the salary paid to the mayor or city council should be increased or decreased, the commission shall file a written salary schedule with the city clerk indicating the increase or decrease in salary.
  • The commission shall convene and complete its first review of the salaries paid to the mayor and city council within ninety days of the appointment of the commission. Should the commission determine that the salary paid to the mayor or city council should be increased or decreased, the commission shall file its initial schedule of salaries for the mayor and city council with the city clerk no later than the ninety-first day following the appointment of the commission.
  • For subsequent years, the commission shall meet no less than one time per year, during the month of August.
  • All meetings of the commission shall be governed by the Open Public Meetings Act and shall be open to the public except as otherwise allowed under that Act. Members of the public shall have an opportunity to comment or submit comments in writing prior to a commission vote to increase or decrease salaries.
  • Any increase or decrease in salary shall become effective and incorporated into the city budget without further action of the city council or the commission.
  • Salary increases established by the commission shall be effective as to the mayor and all councilpersons, regardless of their terms of office.
  • Salary decreases established by the commission shall not be effective as to an incumbent mayor and councilpersons until the commencement of their next term of office.
  • Any adjustment of salary by the commission shall supersede any city ordinance related to the budget or fixing of salaries, but only to the extent there is a conflict.
  • The commission shall adopt rules of procedure to govern its meetings. Such rules shall make provision for the taking of minutes and keeping of commission records, and shall provide for the election of such officers as are deemed necessary by the commission for the conduct of its business. (Ord. 017/2019 § 7)

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