Questions Raised About Loganville City Manager's Contract
Patch takes a look at the contract in relation to similar positions in neighboring cities.
In the heat of the recent campaign rhetoric in the Loganville elections, some candidates raised some financial issues that they believed the city was not dealing with as it should. This put Mayor Ray Nunley on the defensive and the result was a back and forth in the local press on several of the issues. One of the items that came up was the contract of Loganville City Manager Bill Jones.
According to former mayor Mike Jones, who has thrown his hat into the ring for a council post this go round, the city manager’s contract gives him $94,000 a year with a 5 percent annual raise built into the contract. In the light of the current economy, this is an issue that is important to many voters.
Patch has looked into the Loganville city manager’s contract, most specifically how it stacks up against similar positions in other cities around the county.
Information was obtained from the respective cities as well as the Department of Community Affairs for 2010.
City of Monroe
Population 11,407 per city website
City Administrator’s Annual salary $128,927 as of 2010 per DCA
City of Social Circle
Population 4,856 as of 2010 per DCA
City Manager’s Annual Salary Range from $81,818 to $102,960 per DCA. No confirmation was received from the city on whether the current city manager's salary is on the high or low end of the range.
City of Grayson
Population 1,521 as of 2010 per DCA
City Administrator’s Annual Salary $50,521 as of 2010 per DCA
City of Loganville
Population 10,963 as of 2010 per DCA
City Manager’s Annual Salary $93,290.46 as of 2009 with allowance for a percent per year raise.
Utilities Director’s Annual salary $81,649
Nunley said although Jones' contract makes allowance for a 5 percent annual raise, the city manager has not had a raise since 2009 when his salary was raised to $93,290.46 per year. He said Jones opted to forego the raise when the downturn in the economy didn't allow for any other city employees to get raises.