By JOHN T. WARD
Little Silver plans to thank public employees for their extra efforts in the COVID-19 pandemic with $500 bonuses.
The payments, as well as new police salaries, are up for consideration by the borough council at its virtual meeting Monday night.
A resolution would give bonuses of $500 each to 39 full-time borough employees who worked continuously since the start of the pandemic, including police.
Two permanent part-time workers would get bonuses of $375 each.
The bonuses are to “acknowledge the commitment and loyalty of these employees for their work in these unprecedented times,” the resolution reads.
Also on the agenda:
• A resolution setting police Chief Dan Shaffery’s 2021 salary at $172,862. Captain Gary LaBruno would be paid $159,295.
• A resolution setting new police salaries, with nine patrolmen to be paid between $51,633 and $117,920; three sergeants to be paid $126,897; and two lieutenants to be paid $134,031.
• An agreement with a Holmdel pharmacy that has offered to provide free COVID-19 testing to all Little Silver residents and first-responders. The date and location of the testing has not yet been set.
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