Officials' raises on the agenda for Downers Grove council

Published: Monday, March 4, 2013 9:55 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 2:57 p.m. CDT

UPDATE (2:50 p.m., March 5): Due to the inclement weather, Tuesday's Village Council meeting has been canceled.

DOWNERS GROVE — Downers Grove's village manager and attorney are in line for pay raises at Tuesday's Village Council meeting.

Commissioners will consider raises of a few thousand dollars a year for both Village Manager David Fieldman and Village Attorney Enza Petrarca, as well as extending the severance pay for both if the village terminates either without cause.

Fieldman is also up for a $10,000 raise "based upon his performance in 2012," according to a village memo regarding the contract updates. Commissioners reviewed Fieldman's job performance in January.

The items will be up for a vote during Tuesday's meeting. The changes to the contract would take effect immediately.

The council is considering a 2-percent raise for Fieldman, which would bring his salary from $160,000 to $163,000. Fieldman, who has been village manager since 2008, last received a raise in April, when the Village Council raised his salary from $140,000 and awarded him a $5,000 bonus.

Petrarca, meanwhile, is in line for a 3-percent raise. That would add about $3,800 to Petrarca's roughly $128,000 salary, according to village compensation records.

Additionally, if the council signs off, the severance payment clause in Fieldman's and Petrarca's contracts would be extended from nine months to 12 months.

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