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    Gorga: The neighbors to the north are only paying $15.9181 per hour and they take in theirs and Amherst's dogs.
    An interesting observation but what is the point of the comparison? Are you implying Clarence does a better job and their Assistant DCO’s earn 9 cents less? What does taking in Amherst’s dog have to do with anything.

    Sometime in Fudoli’s administration Lancaster (2013-16) Lancaster approached Clarence for taking in our dog operation and Clarence said ‘no thanks’. Clarence was approached several years later and again walked away from an agreement. We are better off for it now.

    Perhaps your research should focus on when Lancaster Assistant DCO’s started earning $16 per hour. The increase from $14 per hour to $16/hr. took place in November of 2021. There was also increase that took place sometime from the 2020 budget when DCO’s were only earning $13.20.

    $13.20/hr. in 2020 when from 2011 through 2014 DCO’S were earning $15.78 per hour. How and when did this wage decrease / increase occur?

    When you conduct your search you will find:

    2015 and 2016 - no Schedule of Salaries listed in the Organizational Meetings Minutes

    2017 – no meeting minutes

    2018 and 2019 – Dog Control Department not included in Schedule of Salaries

    2020 - $13.20 / hr. for DCO’s listed in Schedule of Salaries

    2021 – No Schedule of Salaries included in Organizational Meeting

    2022 - $16.00 / hr.

    The Dog Control Department was having difficulty hiring and keeping employees at $14 / hr. Why would they even consider earning $16 / hr. when they could flip burgers for that money and not risk getting bit in the ass.

    Comparing Lancaster to other municipalities? Really? Who else does that? Our supervisor. Apples to oranges!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Chowaniec View Post
    An interesting observation but what is the point of the comparison? Are you implying Clarence does a better job and their Assistant DCO’s earn 9 cents less? What does taking in Amherst’s dog have to do with anything.

    Sometime in Fudoli’s administration Lancaster (2013-16) Lancaster approached Clarence for taking in our dog operation and Clarence said ‘no thanks’. Clarence was approached several years later and again walked away from an agreement. We are better off for it now.

    Perhaps your research should focus on when Lancaster Assistant DCO’s started earning $16 per hour. The increase from $14 per hour to $16/hr. took place in November of 2021. There was also increase that took place sometime from the 2020 budget when DCO’s were only earning $13.20.

    $13.20/hr. in 2020 when from 2011 through 2014 DCO’S were earning $15.78 per hour. How and when did this wage decrease / increase occur?

    When you conduct your search you will find:

    2015 and 2016 - no Schedule of Salaries listed in the Organizational Meetings Minutes

    2017 – no meeting minutes

    2018 and 2019 – Dog Control Department not included in Schedule of Salaries

    2020 - $13.20 / hr. for DCO’s listed in Schedule of Salaries

    2021 – No Schedule of Salaries included in Organizational Meeting

    2022 - $16.00 / hr.

    The Dog Control Department was having difficulty hiring and keeping employees at $14 / hr. Why would they even consider earning $16 / hr. when they could flip burgers for that money and not risk getting bit in the ass.

    Comparing Lancaster to other municipalities? Really? Who else does that? Our supervisor. Apples to oranges!
    No, I'm implying that municipalities in general are paying their workers wages under what the burger flippers are making.
    And like the burger flippers, these part time jobs aren't meant to support a family, IMHO.


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    Gorga: No, I'm implying that municipalities in general are paying their workers wages under what the burger flippers are making.
    And like the burger flippers, these part time jobs aren't meant to support a family, IMHO.
    No, the appointment of individual(s) to part-time temporary or part-time temporary seasonal position(s) are not meant to support a family, but to earn wages to aid in helping support a family or a student attending school..

    The new pay rate of $16/hr. for DCO’s is not out of line with what other part-time hires earn. And the DCO's are on call off shift and until recently were not paid 4 hours of pay when called in, but the time spent on the call – and at $13.20/hr. and $14/hr., which was just fine with Supervisor Ruffino..

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    Nah, dogs can't climb wire fences, right?

    Thanks, DCO Karn for recommending the new shelter kennels be thoroughly enclosed.

    Thanks to the town board for agreeing and executing a change order to make it happen - even though Supervisor Ruffino cast a 'no' vote.

    https://metro.co.uk/video/puppy-goes...e-pen-2686863/

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