RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Council recently introduced an ordinance to set salaries for its administration, council members and more.

The salaries and wages are set at minimums and maximums, some set hourly and some set by contracts. The ordinance determines the highs and lows for how much each administrator will earn, and each employee will earn something between those limits this year.

The salaries are retroactive as of Jan. 1, 2014, and are set for the year.

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The salaries as introduced are:

  • Administrative Assistant, Construction Office – (hourly) $7.15 minimum, $16 maximum
  • Administrative Assistant, Clerk – (hourly) $9 minimum, $16 maximum
  • Administrative Assistant – $10,000 minimum, $45,000 maximum
  • Administrative/Zoning Officer – $4,000 minimum, $10,000 maximum
  • Arts and Crafts Instructor – (hourly) $7.15 minimum, $14 maximum
  • Assistant Recreation Director – $1,500 minimum, $8,500 maximum
  • Assistant to the Court Administrator – (hourly) $10 minimum, $25 maximum
  • Bookkeeper, Library – (hourly) $16 minimum, $20 maximum
  • Borough Administrator – $20,000 minimum, $100,000 maximum
  • Borough Clerk – $18,000 minimum, $75,000 maximum
  • Building Subcode Official/Housing Inspector – (hourly) $20 minimum, $40 maximum
  • Chief Finance Officer/Purchasing Agent – $10,000 minimum, $80,000 maximum
  • Construction Official/Building Inspector, Plumbing Subcode Official – $20,000 minimum, $82,000 maximum
  • Council Person – $1,000 minimum, $3,000 maximum
  • Court Administrator ­ $11,000 minimum, $55,000 maximum
  • Custodian – (hourly) $7.15 minimum, $30 maximum
  • Custodian Helper – (hourly) $7.15 minimum, $25 maximum
  • Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics – $300 minimum, $1,000 maximum
  • Fire Official – (hourly) $15 minimum, $40 maximum
  • Fire Prevention Inspector (hourly) $15 minimum, $30 maximum
  • Fire Subcode Official – (hourly) $20 minimum, $40 maximum
  • Housing Official – $4,000 minimum, $10,000 maximum
  • Judge of Municipal Court – $7,500 minimum, $30,000 maximum
  • Library Aids ­– (hourly) $10 minimum, $18 maximum
  • Library Assistant – (hourly) $10 minimum, $18 maximum
  • Library Director – $40,000 minimum, $65,000 maximum
  • Lifeguard – (hourly) $7.15 minimum, $16 maximum
  • Mayor – $1,200 minimum, $4,000 maximum
  • Playground Instructor – (hourly) $7.15 minimum, $11 maximum
  • Police Chief – $50,000 minimum, $115,000 maximum
  • Police Secretary – $10,000 minimum, $45,000 maximum
  • Principal Library Assistant – $30,000 minimum, $45,000 maximum
  • Property Maintenance Code Official – $15,000 minimum, $50,000 maximum
  • Property Maintenance Inspector – $10 minimum, $25 maximum
  • Public Defender – $500 minimum, $5,000 maximum
  • Public Works Superintendent – $20,000 minimum, $85,000 maximum
  • Recreation Director – $12,000 minimum, $17,000 maximum
  • Registrar of Vital Statistics – $2,000 minimum, $12,000 maximum
  • Secretary/Board of Health – $400 minimum, $2,000 maximum
  • Secretary/Environmental Commission – $400 minimum, $2,000 maximum
  • Secretary/Planning Board – $900 minimum, $4,000 maximum
  • Secretary/Recreation Commission ­– $400 minimum, $2,000 maximum
  • Senior Life Guard – $14 minimum, $17 maximum
  • Scorekeeper – (per game) $7.15 minimum, $14 maximum
  • Summer Help Public Works – (hourly) $7.15 minimum, $14 maximum
  • Tax Collector/Tax Search Officer – $20,000 minimum, $50,000 maximum
  • Technical Assistant/Construction Clerk/Tax Assessment Office – $9,000 minimum, $44,000 maximum
  • Umpire – (per game) $15 minimum, $65 maximum
  • Youth Services Coordinator/Library – $25,000 minimum, $40,000 maximum
  • Zuma Instructor – $35 minimum, $65 maximum

Public hearing for the ordinance will be held July 22 at 7 p.m. in the municipal building courtroom on First Avenue.