Salary increases

Some Emsworth Borough employees will be seeing a wage increase in 2018.

At the Jan. 10 meeting, Emsworth Borough Council voted unanimously to increase wages 3 percent, retroactive to Jan. 2. Secretary Cathy Jones, treasurer Rebecca McNeil, sewage fee administrator Kathy Taschner and Department of Public Works employees will receive the raise. Employees on snow removal were not included.

According to vice president Brian Fashian, it has been three years since DPW employees received a raise.

Additionally, three full-time employees will receive an hourly wage increase for reimbursement toward medical expenses. In the past, lump sums for this were given, but a new law prohibits that practice.