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Treasure Island manager denied raise

On a 1 to 4 evaluation scale, Reid Silverboard got a 3.

On a 1 to 4 evaluation scale, Reid Silverboard got a 3.

TREASURE ISLAND — The City Commission on Tuesday voted to deny City Manager Reid Silverboard a 3 percent raise.

In a 3-2 vote, commissioners declined the raise that would have been retroactive to Oct. 1. Silverboard makes $110,306. A 3 percent raise would have boosted his salary by $3,309.

Silverboard, who has been the city manager for six years, had received a delayed 5 percent raise in May to coincide with across-the-board wage adjustments given to city employees in 2012. Then in October, when city employees received a 3 percent raise for 2013, Silverboard's increase was postponed until an evaluation could be completed.

Out of a 1 to 4 score on evaluations, Silverboard's cumulative score was a 3.

Commissioner Carol Coward, who voted against the raise, described Silverboard's evaluation as "marginal to poor."

But Mayor Bob Minning, who supported the raise, said Silverboard's evaluation came under the classification of "meets expectations."

"Consider where the city was when he came here six years ago," Minning told commissioners. "Ask yourself whether it has progressed or not."

Minning said Silverboard has been a central force behind accomplishing a number of projects, such as renovation of the city community center and clock tower; building a bike trail; and bridge replacements.

But Commissioners Alan Bildz and Tim Ramsberger sided with Coward. Bildz voted against the May salary increase and at the time said he thought Silverboard was responsible for several key managers leaving because of personality conflicts.

Ramsberger, who didn't say why he voted against the raise, had given Silverboard a 3-point score on his evaluation. He couldn't be reached for comment Wednesday.

Commissioner Phil Collins said he supported a 3 percent boost to bring Silverboard's salary in line with surrounding cities. According to a recent survey of local city manager salaries, only the city manager of Belleair had a lower salary than Silverboard.

"His salary has been considerably underpriced," Collins said.

Treasure Island manager denied raise 02/06/14 [Last modified: Friday, February 7, 2014 3:40pm]
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