City to increase nonunion employee pay by 1.9 percent in 2021

LOCK HAVEN – Lock Haven City Council approved a 1.9 percent wage increase for the city’s nonunion employees for 2021 Monday night.

City Manager Gregory Wilson said the percentage equals the average Social Security Cost-of-Living increase for 2019, 2020 and 2021.

“This is not a number pulled out of a hat,” Wilson said.

Wilson recommended council approve the increase, noting that this method would make it easier for the city to accommodate any possible jumps in cost of living in the future.

“I know this is a very difficult year with everything that has happened. But we have some very quality employees in the city,” Mayor Joel Long said.

The increase was approved unanimously by council through a motion made by Councilman Richard Morris and seconded by Councilman Steve Stevenson.

All members of council were present for Monday’s meeting held via livestream on the city’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

Further information about the wage increase as well as other topics discussed during the meeting will be available in a later edition of The Express.


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