Franklin approves raises for city manager, council clerk

Franklin City Council recently approved a pay increase for the city manager and council clerk. FILE PHOTO

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Franklin City Council recently approved a pay increase for the city manager and council clerk. FILE PHOTO

Among the final pieces of legislation Franklin City Council wrapped up before the end of 2018 was approving raises for the city manager and clerk of council.

Council approved a pair of pay-related resolutions that included an addendum to City Manager Sonny Lewis’ contract for the next two years.

The addendum will increase Lewis’ base salary by 3 percent from $98,133 in 2018 to $101,077 in 2019 and again to $104,109 in 2020.

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Also receiving a 3 percent pay increase is Clerk of Council Jane McGee.

As with other non-union city employees, both will pay 15 percent of their health and dental insurance premium. In addition, life insurance in an amount equal to one-year’s base salary and double indemnity for accidental death are also provided to both employees.

Lewis has been working for the city of Franklin since 1973. He worked his way up the ranks in the streets and public works departments to public works director before being named interim city manager in January 2011. Several months later, council made Lewis the permanent city manager.

In other business, council also approved a rezoning request for Denise Lykins for her property located at 1210 S. Dixie Highway from an R-3 Central Residential District to C-2, Community Commercial District. City officials said the property is approximately 0.3652 acres.

The Franklin Planning Commission reviewed the rezoning request and after a public hearing Nov. 12, the commission voted 7-0 to approve and recommend the request to council.

The rezoning will take effect on Jan. 16.

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