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Oldsmar council okays 2% pay hike for manager, clerk

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Dunedin will do its best to resemble a snowy Victorian-era village this Saturday, with decorated lamp posts, people strolling the streets under twinkling lights — and falling snow. Story in Diversions, Page 5.

OLDSMAR

Council okays 2% pay hike for manager, clerk

The Oldsmar City Council has approved 2 percent raises for City Manager Bruce Haddock and City Clerk Ann Stephan. Haddock's annual salary is now $135,667 and Stephan's is $58,626. Council members praised both at their Tuesday meeting. Mayor Jim Ronecker specifically lauded Haddock's character, ethics, skill set and tenure with the city, where he has served for 25 years. The raises are in line with those awarded other nonunion city employees.

Sign up now for Citizens Academy

Oldsmar still has space for participants in its Citizens Academy. The program introduces residents to many of the operations that keep Oldsmar running. Participants get to tour facilities, talk with city leaders about issues affecting Oldsmar and work side by side with city staff. The nine-week academy runs from Jan. 5 to March 8. Classes will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Applications are due by Dec. 16. For information, visit myoldsmar.com or call (813) 749-1116.

COUNTYWIDE

Food event for Animal Services

Pinellas County Animal Services will celebrate the holidays with Pinellas Paws Cause festivities and a food truck rally Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Several of the best-known gourmet food trucks including Fire Monkey, Fat Tortillas, Killer Samich, Mr. Empanada, Dochos and Authentic Chicago Beef will attend. Artist Anna Hamilton will paint pet portraits, and pet lovers may reserve a place for a pet to be painted on the Pinellas Paws Cause mural at Animal Services. The charge for a mural portrait is $100, with 25 percent being donated to the Animal Welfare Trust Fund. Pets and owners can get their picture taken with Santa Paws for $5. There will be tours of the adoption center, a small dog park to exercise pets and temporary kennels so owners can enjoy the festivities. Animal Services will offer $5 rabies shots and a special adoption price of $20. Licenses are $20. Deputy Tony Lorusso of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office's canine unit will offer demonstrations at noon and 1 p.m. Animal behaviorist and volunteer Janet Skinner will give demonstrations on basic dog obedience at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Jayne Kelli Band will provide live music. The Animal Welfare Trust Fund enables Animal Services to better care for animals by using direct-care items and amenities such as comfortable kennels, quarantine/isolation facilities, medicine, specialty dietary food and toys. It also goes toward improving efforts to increase adoptions. The center is at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo.

Oldsmar council okays 2% pay hike for manager, clerk 12/08/11 [Last modified: Thursday, December 8, 2011 7:51pm]
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