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Posted on: July 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Ordinance No. 814 Duties and Salary of the Treasurer

CITY OF TRENTON

ORDINANCE NO. 814

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 2-63 OF THE TRENTON CITY CODE ENTITLED “DUTIES AND SALARY OF THE TREASURER” TO SET FORTH COMPENSATION GUIDELINES.

THE CITY OF TRENTON, WAYNE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, HEREBY ORDAINS:

Section 1. Section 2-63 of the Trenton City Code entitled “Duties of the Treasurer” shall be amended and which will read as follows:

Sec. 2-63.  Duties and Salary of the Treasurer.

  1. As part of the 2011 consolidation and reorganization of City Departments, and pursuant to Section 4.9 of the Charter,  the duties of the City Treasurer shall be  reduced to those which may be required  under State Law and those  incorporated in the City’s Charter at Section 4.16.(a)(c)(d) and(e). All other duties and responsibilities performed by the Treasurer at the time of enactment of this Ordinance, including but not limited to, those set forth in Charter Section 4.16(b) for the collection of fees and other receivables, shall hereinafter be transferred to, consolidated and reside with, and become duties and responsibilities of the office of the City Controller, to be performed in addition to those currently held and performed by the Controller and set forth in Section 4.13 of the Charter. In addition, the City Treasurer shall serve as trustee on the Fire and Police Pension Board as required by Act 345 section 38.551.
  1. Pursuant to the authority of Chapter IV, Section 4.7(d) of the City Charter, the City Council does hereby increase the annual salary of the City Treasurer to the sum of fifteen thousand four hundred fifty dollars ($15,450.00) per year, effective upon election certification, November 2023.  In addition, on July 1, 2024 the salary shall increase and/or decrease and shall mirror those increases and/or decreases provided to other non-union City of Trenton employees, effective on the 1st day of July, 2024, 2025, 2026 and 2027.        

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or liability incurred, or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing, under any act or ordinance hereby repealed; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this Ordinance.   Pursuant to Section 13(5) of the Act, if Section 8 of the Act is found to be invalid or unconstitutional, the modification of fees under Section 11 above shall be void from the date the modification was made.

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 20, 2023, shall be enacted on July 5, 2023, and shall be effective November 13, 2023.

ADOPTED, APPROVED AND PASSED by the City Council of the City of Trenton this 5th day of July, 2023.

Steven J. Rzeppa, Mayor

Debra R. Devitt, City Clerk

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