The Town of Babylon has set administrative salaries for the new year.
In addition to collecting her pension, Councilwoman Ellen McVeety, who retired at the end of 2011, will earn $27,500 as an alternate councilwoman. McVeety is filling in for Councilwoman Jackie Gordon, who is being deployed to Afghanistan with the Army Reserve. Gordon was paid $55,900 annually.
“For a limited time, it’s well worth it for the town to have her and her level of experience,” Supervisor Richard Schaffer said of McVeety. McVeety said she will take on Gordon’s work with veterans and continue her own projects, such as working with seniors and 9/11 families.
The town has increased the part-time salary of the deputy supervisor position from $10,000 to $20,000. Schaffer said councilman Tony Martinez will be taking on additional duties in the role, including working on an economic development agenda for the town and meeting with business groups.
Schaffer said the town is saving money on salaries with the departures of town attorney Paul Margiotta and deputy town attorney Chelley Gordon. Replacements Joe Wilson and Afreen Rizwan will be paid a total of $171,271, which is $18,500 less than their predecessors, Schaffer said.
Other elected officials’ salaries remain the same from last year: Council members will make $55,900; and town clerk Carol Quirk and tax receiver Corinne DiSomma will each be paid $86,000.
Above: Babylon Town Hall