Benefits Summary

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.

PTO (Paid Time Off)

PTO is accrued on a monthly basis at the following rates, based on years of service:

General Employees Twenty-four (24) Hour Employees
Years Service Annual Accrual Years Service Annual Accrual
0 - 1 Year 72 Hours 0 - 1 Year 162 Hours
1 - 4 Years 144 Hours 1 - 4 Years 324 Hours
5 - 9 Years 160 Hours 5 - 9 Years 348 Hours
10 - 14 Years 176 Hours 10 - 14 Years 372 Hours
15 - 19 Years 192 Hours 15 - 19 Years 396 Hours
20 - 24 Years 208 Hours 20 - 24 Years 420 Hours
25 Years and Up 224 Hours 25 Years and Up 444 Hours

General employees may accumulate leave up to a maximum of two times their current annual accrual hours and twenty-four hour employees may accumulate up to a maximum of one times their current annual accrual hours as of January 1st of each year. Accrued PTO is eligible for pay-out at the time of separation if qualifying criteria are met.


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


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

Employee Health and 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 and 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, field training officers, traffic homicide investigators, school resource officers, special investigative unit officers and detectives.

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

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


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