This Day In History: 1962-03-22
The Township Committee introduced an ordinance setting higher salaries for municipal employees. The raises would be retroactive to January 1st if fully passed after a projected public hearing in April. The minimum and maximum salaries were set at $6,500 to $8,000 for the police chief, 6,000 to 7,000 for Captains, down to patrolmen from $4,400 to 6,000. The Township Clerk was raised to $5,300, the Tax Collector $6,400 and members of the Township Committee $1,000 each. Secretaries to such groups as the Shade Tree Commission and the Recreation Committee were to receive $500, the Road Superintendent $7,400 road equipment operators $6,000 each and janitors $2,300.