Borough of Coopersburg, PA
Lehigh County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Coopersburg 2-8-1977 by Ord. No. 330 (Ch. 1, Part 1 of the 1996 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended last 12-19-2017 by Ord. No. 661]
That the following offices and appointments be, and the same are hereby acknowledged or created, for the faithful performance by the holders of these offices and appointments, or the duties and functions thereof subject to the requirements and conditions fixed by law, and that the following compensation is hereby fixed for the fiscal year January 1 through December 31, 2018, as passed December 19, 2017:
Office
Employee
Compensation
Borough Manager
Paashaus
$73,500 annually
Administrative Assistant
FaRannte
$19
Chief of Police
Struss
$70,000 annually
Patrolman
Hetton
$30.17
Patrolman
Leindecker
$30.17
Patrolman
Wyckoff
$30.17
Patrolman
Nahrgang
$30.17
Patrolman
Wisser
$30.17
Patrolman
Strauch
$30.17
Patrolman, part-time
Pochek
$18.50
Patrolman, part-time
Mikels
$18.50
Patrolman, part-time
Hoats
$18.50
Patrolman, part-time
Tramonte
$18.50
Patrolman, part-time
Buskaritz
$18.50
Patrolman, part-time
Gnas
$18.50
Street Commissioner
Nace
$28.90
Water and Sewer Commissioner
Snyder
$25.35
Assistant Municipal Services Director
Reiss
$23.25
Machine Operator
Szabo
$24.40
Machine Operator
Ritter
$24.15
Compost Site Monitor
Ritter
$12.50
Custodian
Baer
$12.60
Temporary employee
TBD
$10.50 - $16
Solicitor
Gross McGinley
$8,400 annual retainer
$100 hourly for Borough business
$175 hourly for third parties
$100 for lien preparation
$80 for lien satisfaction
Engineer
KCE
$5,000 annual retainer
Zoning Officer
KCE
hourly costs
Health Inspector
Department of Agriculture
$0
Mayor
$400 annually
Councilpersons
$300 annually
Tax Collector
Bealer
$13,905 annually plus previous certification fees
Zoning Hearing Board
All members in attendance
$25 per meeting
[Amended last 12-19-2017 by Ord. No. 661]
The amounts of bonds are hereby fixed as follows:
Office
Amount of Bond
Borough Manager
$300,000
Administrative Assistant
$100,000
Tax Collector
$250,000
[Added 12-16-2014 by Ord. No. 647; amended last 12-19-2017 by Ord. No. 661]
Healthcare and pension:
Type
Amount
Public Works Department
$0 towards healthcare costs and $550 reimbursement for health expenses
Nonhealthcare stipend
$4,000 annually, paid biweekly
Uniformed Pension contribution
1% in accordance with the Auditor General's recommendation
Nonuniformed Pension contribution
3.5% in accordance with the Auditor General's recommendation
[Amended 11-28-1989 by Ord. No. 445; 12-11-1990 by Ord. No. 454; 12-10-1991 by Ord. No. 469; 12-8-1992 by Ord. No. 484; 12-14-1993 by Ord. No. 492; 12-13-1994 by Ord. No. 500; 12-12-1995 by Ord. No. 506; 12-10-1996 by Ord. No. 515]
The compensations, salaries and bonds fixed under this chapter may be changed by Council, by motion, regularly passed, and any appointments hereunder (in the case where Council has the power to dismiss) may be dismissed at any time by Council. The intent of this chapter being that the offices subject to regular appointment, together with salaries and bonds as may be herein also designated, shall be in force until Council, by motion or ordinance otherwise decide.
A. 
Fees for the collection of the Borough tax shall be calculated and payable to the elected Tax Collector on the basis of the following schedule:
(1) 
For the first 500 taxpayer accounts billed and collected: $1.50 per account.
(2) 
For each account billed and collected in excess of 500: $1 per account.
B. 
For the purpose of Subsection A, a "taxpayer account" shall be deemed to consist of each single and separate billing regardless of whether one or more names are contained in the billing, and, shall include only realty tax billings.
C. 
Per capita list tax billings shall collect fee charges calculated as follows:
(1) 
For all taxes collected up to the beginning of the discount period: 3% of collections.
(2) 
For all taxes collected after the beginning of the discount period: 4% of collections.