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Downers Grove to consider pay raises for village manager and attorney

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 1:07 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 3:18 a.m. CDT

DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Village Council will consider giving salary raises to Village Manager David Fieldman and Village Attorney Enza Petrarca at the regular meeting Tuesday.

Both recommendations for raises followed performance reviews earlier this month.

In both cases, the vehicle allowance section of their previous contract would be removed, and that amount would be added to their salaries.

For Fieldman, the plan is to raise his 2013 salary retroactively to $173,200. Fieldman's salary, after deleting the vehicle allowance, adding it to the new 2013 salary and adding 5.5 percent for 2014, would be $186,200.

If approved, it would amount to an increase of $23,000 over his original 2013 salary of $163,200.

Petrarca's salary, after deleting the vehicle allowance section, adding it to her 2013 salary and adding 5 percent for 2014, would be $143,616. That would be an increase of about $6,838 over her salary last year of $136,778.

Last year the village council awarded Fieldman a 2 percent raise of $3,000 along with a $10,000 bonus in March.

Last year it also it awarded Petrarca with a 3 percent bump.

The council also gave Fieldman a $15,000 raise and $10,000 bonus in April 2012.

A previous version of this story had incorrect figures for Petrarca's salary.

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