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North Ridgeville's top earners for 2016

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Employees with North Ridgeville’s Police and Fire departments earned the most in 2016.

And while law and emergency personnel may have been the top-paid employees, Mayor Dave Gillock said it’s vital to pay those who protect and keep the city safe fair wages.

Not only are these employees paid a regular salary, but for many, they receive additional compensation for overtime, vacation time and merit time, Gillock said.

“Our new auditor is working on creating new account lines that in the future might enable us to better separate all these items, but right now our system won’t do it,” Gillock said.

Gillock noted that 2016 expenditures were about $1.2 million under budget and with a population boom, income tax revenues increased to $2.7 million.

Contact Melissa Linebrink at 329-7243 or mlinebrink@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter @MLinebrinkCT.

TOP 10 PAID EMPLOYEES:

  1. Michael Freeman, police chief, $141,061.60
  2. John Reese, fire chief/paramedic, $136,474.12
  3. Jonathan Graf, assistant fire chief, $128,756.61
  4. Edward Garrow, police captain, $122,695.39
  5. Scott Bement, assistant fire chief, $122,398.49
  6. Anthony Lee, police lieutenant, $113,414.99
  7. Dave Gillock, mayor, $111,032.45
  8. Kevin Jones, police lieutenant, $110,333.78
  9. Jeffry Armbruster, safety service director, $107,797.36
  10. Corey Timko, superintendent, $105,874.93


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