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Keeping Herron in Wheeling

May 11, 2013

All too often, government at all levels tends to “spin” fiscal issues to convince people that whatever scheme officials have in the works is realistic....

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May-19-13 11:30 AM

The bottom line is a city of 30000 cannot and should not pay the wages of a city of 90000. That like say you should pay a Chef the same wages as the local hamburger cook. Does Wesbanco CEO make the same as JP Morgan Bank CEO? If they did, they would be broke like Wheeling might be in the future. No raises till the pensions are funded at a higher level would be a good idea!

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May-15-13 9:48 AM

Fiscal year 2009 Herron was scheduled to make $80,515 after a 2.5 % pay raise he made $82,903 an increase of $2415.

Fiscal year 2010 Herron was scheduled to make $82,930. After an 8.3% pay raise he made $89,812. An increase of $6,882.

Somewhere along the line over the last two fiscal years Herron's salary jumped to $95,370

This comming fiscal year 2014 beginning July 1 he had been set to earn $95,370 The raise to $110,000 represents a 15.8-percent or a $14,630 increase.

Since fiscal year 2009 Bob Herron's pay has increased from $80,515 to $110,000 an increase of $29,485 or 36.62 PERCENT!!!

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May-14-13 12:19 PM

"@Mike1212 : Heck, I'll just come over to your House and Introduce myself"

I wouldn't worry too much about this happening, he doesn't have the stones to do it anyway.

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May-13-13 11:43 AM

@WWUthinking: As you know all too well, online forums are a chance for people like yourself to say what they want with a sealed identity (which is totally fine), and also because if you were to share your ideas in a public setting no one would listen. To write your ideas on a local newspaper website must be what you live for! and to that right on! Because based off your understanding you are much more useful behind closed doors rather than in the public. I challenge your true identity only because you feel the need to bring in Herron's spouse and family into this discussion. You see people like yourself run out of things to talk about so you bring in an element that has nothing to do with a city managers duties. I really look forward to your response as it'll be extremely indicative of your character and integrity

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May-13-13 7:26 AM

LOL That is a little harsh!

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May-11-13 1:27 PM

Herron has done at least a fair job here and for sure other cities pay more. The argument that he should be satisfied with what he gets here is really kind of goofy and often made by people who are jealous of what others make for being successful in their careers. He is a successful City Manager, like him or not, and cities who want people who can succeed pay competitive wages. So many of us don't make $95K a year but we don't do what he does, nor are we doctors or lawyers or engineers. Ragging on people because they make more in the careers than we do is childish babble. If he goes, we will liklely get an entry level CM, or someone from the courthouse. His job has never been to cure all ills in the city, its been to do as much with what he has and dodge the raindrops the boy mayor creates. The BM wants to be King in a city form of government that does allow for a strong mayor. Being CM around the BM must be frustrating. If he goes, he goes, we will go on and maybe not as well

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May-11-13 8:56 AM

Is he looking for a pay raise? If he likes it here so much, he should be happy to stay on and see his current projects to fruition. If it's about money then go chase the money. If it's about liking where you are, who you work with and the ability to easily get stuff done, then stay.

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