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Next Cary clerk to get a pay raise

CARY – The person elected village clerk next year will be paid $50 a meeting – an increase over the current fixed pay of $1,500 a year, the Village Board decided Tuesday.

The pay rate goes into effect in May after the April elections and bases compensation for the village clerk on the number of meetings the clerk must attend. It means the next clerk will earn $2,400 to $3,600 a year, depending on the number of meetings, rather than the fixed $1,500 a year.

Consecutive meetings on the same day will be considered one meeting under the ordinance adopted Tuesday.

The village clerk signs official documents for the village, calls roll during meetings, records meetings, and takes notes for minutes. During a typical month, there are four or five meetings.

The clerk attends Village Board meetings, committee meetings and Board of Zoning, Planning and Appeals meetings.

According to Cary officials, the clerk in Algonquin earns $6,000 a year. Crystal Lake’s gets $3,600 a year, Lake in the Hills’ earns $6,000 a year, and Lake Zurich pays its clerk $4,800 a year.

The Village Board also approved Athletico’s plans to open a location at 732 Northwest Highway, next to Jewel-Osco in the Cary Square Shopping Center. Athletico plans to open in February or March, said Tom Beardsley, the company’s vice president of business development.

The 3,000-square-foot space previously was occupied by Johnson Eye Care. It has been vacant for more than four years.

Athletico provides athletic training, physical and occupational therapy, and fitness services to its clients.

Beardsley said customers and physicians have asked Athletico to open a location in Cary.

“We’ve always liked Cary. It’s a great town, growing population,” Beardsley said. “We’re excited about it.”

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