Yellow Springs Public Notices

Ordinance Setting The Minimum Rate Of Pay For Elected Officials

Ordinance No. 2013-01

Interested persons will take note that the Village Council of Yellow Springs on Monday, January 7, 2013, gave first reading to an ordinance, text to follow.

Council will consider said ordinance for second reading and possible passage into law during a public hearing to begin at 7:10 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2013, in the Bryan Community Center, 100 Dayton St.

Amending Ordinance 252.02(b) Setting the Minimum Rate of Pay for Elected Officials at the Rate Determined by State Law to provide a Year of Service Credit to OPERS for Every Year Served

WHEREAS, effective January 7, 2013, Sub. S.B. 343, signed into law by the Governor on September 26, 2012, enacted changes in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System; and

WHEREAS, one of those changes increased the threshold amount that public employees (including elected officials – Council and the Mayor) must earn in order to receive a one-to-one credit for years served as an elected official; and

WHEREAS, the minimum monthly payment or stipend is now set at $600 per month in order to allow said official/employee to receive one month of service credit for each month served in a public position; and

WHEREAS, in-term increases in pay to elected officials are not permitted by law; and

WHEREAS, from time-to-time changes in law similar to Sub. S.B. 343 regarding service credit under the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) are likely to occur.

NOW, THEREFORE, be it ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Yellow Springs, Ohio that:

Section 1. Section 252.02(b) of the Codified Ordinances of the Village is hereby amended to add the following language: Effective November 6, 2013, the rate of pay for all Village elected officials (Council and the Mayor) shall be set at the minimum required by state law to provide to the elected official one month of OPERS service credit for every month served.

Section 2. That for 2013, this amount is set by state law (Sub. S.B. 343) at $600 per month and shall remain at this level until the state legislature enacts further changes to increase or decrease this amount.

Section 3. That this Ordinance shall go into effect at the earliest period allowed by law.

Judith Hempfling, President

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