Probationary Period

Probationary period for all employees shall be a minimum of one (1) year.


Employees receive annual evaluations. Merit increases are based on job performance as represented by evaluation score. Merit increases and COLA are reviewed annually in budget and set by City Council.


Employees receive eleven (11) paid holidays per year:
  • Christmas Day
  • the day after Thanksgiving
  • Floating Holiday (employee vote/council approval)
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Memorial Day
  • New Year's Day
  • Personal Holiday
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Veteran's Day


Defined Benefit Retirement Plans for Police, Fire, and General Employees.

Employee Health & Wellness Center

A health and wellness center is provided for employees and their dependents who are covered under the City's health insurance policy. The center provides general medical care, prescription medications, lab work, x-ray's, wellness services, etc, at no out-of-pocket expense to eligible participants.

Life Insurance

A $30,000.00 Life Insurance policy with an additional $30,000.00 Accidental Death and Dismemberment policy is provided for each employee, paid 100% by the City. Employees are allowed the option to purchase additional coverage for themselves and their spouses or children.

Health Insurance

The City provides comprehensive group health insurance, including prescription coverage. The employee portion of the premium is paid 100% by the City. Coverage for dependent health is available at the employees expense.

Dental & Vision Insurance

Dental and vision insurance are available at the employees expense.

Deferred Compensation Retirement Savings

Deferred compensation retirement savings program available at the employee's option. Employee only contributions.

Employee Assistance Program

Full assistance program provided at no cost to the employee.

Section 125 Tax Shelter

Qualified insurance premium deductions are sheltered from Federal Income Taxes and FICA Taxes under the IRS Section 125 rule.

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

FSA with debit card available for employee contributions.

Overtime Compensation

Overtime compensation is made according to the Fair Labor Standards Act. General employees work 40 hours per week, law enforcement personnel work a 28-day/171 hour work cycle and fire fighter personnel work a 28-day/212 hour work cycle.

Credit Union

Membership in local credit unions is available.

Electronic Transfers (Direct Deposit)

Direct deposit (up to 6 accounts) is available for all full-time and regular part-time employees.

Longevity Pay

$2.00 per month of service - maximum of $400.00 annually.

Increased Entry Level Salary

Based upon experience, education or other qualifications required for the position, Department Heads may offer an increased starting pay with the approval of the Mayor or his designee.

Career Development/Educational/Incentive Programs

Employees are allowed to attend schools (career development, etc.) as approved by their department head. Police standard educational and incentive programs. Fire standard educational programs.

Proficiency Pay

All fire fighters with paramedic certification receive a proficiency pay of $8000.00 a year.

The following police officers are eligible for $500.00 a year proficiency pay:
  • Crime Prevention Officers
  • Detectives
  • Field Training Officers
  • School Resource Officers
  • Special Investigative Unit Officers
  • Traffic Homicide Investigators

Plain Clothing Allowance (Police)

To be eligible for clothing allowance the employee must be permanently assigned to a position in which the wearing of plain clothing is required and authorized by the Chief of Police.

Other Programs and/or Compensation

  • Fire Inspector Certification
  • K-9 Unit
  • Special Response Teams