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CITY OF TRENTON ORDINANCE NO. 796

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 2-61 OF THE TRENTON CITY CODE ENTITLED "SALARY OF CITY ASSESSOR" TO SET FORTH COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS PAID BY THE CITY.

THE CITY OF TRENTON, COUNTY OF WAYNE ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Section 2-61 of the Trenton City Code entitled "Salary of City Assessor" shall be amended and which will read as follows:

Sec. 2-61. Salary of City Assessor.

(a) Pursuant to the authority of Chapter IV, section 4.7(c) of the City Charter, the City Council does hereby increase the annual salary of the City Assessor to the applicable level as set forth in the schedule below, which shall be dependent upon the Assessor's certification level as determined by the state assessors board:

State Certificate Level In
Assessment Administration Percentage Annual Salary
Effective upon election certification, November 2019

MAAO Level 3 100% $ 72,000
MCAO Level 2 85% $ 61,200
MCAT Level 1 75% $ 54,000
No Certification 65% $ 46,800

(b) In addition, the fringe benefits of health, prescriptive drug, dental and optical insurance coverages, which are subject to periodic adjustment, and shall mirror those provided to other non-union employees, incorporating equivalent benefit levels, co-payments, deductibles and premium sharing, and excepting residency incentives; as well as a group life insurance policy rounded to the nearest One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) of salary, including accidental death and dismemberment during their term of office, shall be paid for the City Assessor. The City Assessor may elect supplemental life insurance through the city's group insurance carrier subject to the provisions of the insurance company, but the cost of the supplemental coverage must be paid by the assessor.

(c) A City Assessor with five (5) years of continuous service as of November 30, shall receive Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) effective with the payment due in the fifth year, and an additional Fifty Dollars ($50.00) for each year of service thereafter, payable between November 1 and November 30 of each year.

(d) The prescribed levels shall become effective as of the date set forth in the above schedules.

(e) The City Assessor's salary level shall initially be fixed in accordance with his/her certification level as of the commencement of the next term of office, and periodically adjusted during the term of office in accordance with the current salary schedule and any changes in certification levels of the Assessor by the state assessors' board.

Section 2. Saving Clause. Nothing in this Ordinance or in the Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding pending in any court, or any rights acquired, or liability incurred, or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing, under any act or ordinance hereby repealed; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this Ordinance.

Section 3. Severability. Should any word, sentence, phrase or any portion of this Ordinance be held in a manner invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction or by any state agency having authority to do so for any reason whatsoever, such holdings shall be construed and limited to such work, sentence, phrase or any portion of the Ordinance held to be so invalid shall not be construed as affecting the validity of any of the remaining words, sentences, phrases or portions of this Ordinance.

Section 4. Conflicting Ordinances. All prior existing ordinances adopted by the City of Trenton inconsistent or in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are, to the extent of such conflict or inconsistency, hereby expressly repealed.

Section 5. Readings. This Ordinance shall be given a first reading on June 3, 2019, shall be enacted on June 17, 2019, and shall be effective November 18, 2019.

ADOPTED, APPROVED AND PASSED by the City Council of the City of Trenton this 17th day of June, 2019.

Kyle F. Stack, Mayor

Eric J. Hoshaw, Deputy City Clerk

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