Top administrators and the majority of the council say freezing salaries of management and non-union personnel while in turn issuing raises of up to 4 percent in both 2010 and 2011 . Unlike the past, some have argued, the village is now rewarding those who deserve to be rewarded, not simply issue a check.
But Councilman Paul Aronsohn objected. Aronsohn said management should not be taking retroactive raises while taxes shoot up over 7 percent, the village lays off 30 people and there are well-documented problems with pedestrian safety, major flooding and accessibility issues.
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