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April 20, 2011

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P��� 8  SALARIES FROM PAGE 1 also performs duties of vacant positions of Library, Parks, Community Develop- ment, and Transit Services. POLICE CHIEF Average Salary is $66,456 with the high- est in Williams: $100,116 (pop. 3,145). The lowest salary for Chief of Police is 26,484 in Carefree (pop. 3,865) Parker Police Chief is listed at $90,840. Quartzsite Chief of Police, Jeff Gilbert, was paid $75,549.17. TOWN CLERK Average Salary is $55,728 with the highest in Cave Creek where the Town Clerk salary is $89,760. The lowest salary is from the town of Star Valley: (pop. 2,006). Parker Town Clerk’s sal- ary is $50,160. Quartzsite Town Clerk, Karen Norris, was paid $72,069.37. TOWN COUNCIL: MAYOR Average Salary is $4,724 with the high- est in Colorado City (pop. 4,080) where the mayor’s salary is $9,000. Six towns showed $0 listed for salaries for Mayor. Pima’s Mayor comes in at $600/year. Parker’s Mayoral salary is $5,100. Mayor Ed Foster is paid $4,800/year. ���.D�����M��������.��� TOWN COUNCIL MEMBERS Average Salary is $2,400 with the high- est in Thatcher (pop. 4,550) where council members earn $5,400/year. Six towns showed $0 listed for council salaries. Pima’s Council Members earn $600/year. Parker council members earn $2,700/year. Quartzsite Town Council Members earn $3,600/year. MAGISTRATE Average Salary is $19,356 with the high- est salary in Wilcox (pop. 3,885) where the contracted judge earns $40,284/ year. The lowest full time salary listed is in Springerville at $12,000/year. Parker Magistrate earns $23,232/year. Quartzsite’s Terry Frausto has two con- tracts, one for Grants Administrator and one for Magistrate. That was nec- essary because of the laws governing Magistrates. Those 2 contracts add up to what was paid to her in federal wages of $45,816.81. FINANCE DIRECTOR Average Salary is $65,940 with the highest paid position in Wilcox (pop. 3,885) at $68,004. In fi ve towns the Town Clerk performs the duties of the Finance Director’s job. In two towns, the Town Manager is performing the Finance Director’s duties. The lowest paid position is in Starr Valley (pop. 2,065) of $23,040. Parker Finance Di- rector earns $58,800. Quartzsite Finance Director, Heidi Turner was paid $66,519.94. She also performs the duties of Accounts Pay- able, Accounts Receivables, and Utility Billing. CHIEF BUILDING INSPECTOR Average Salary is $61,404 with the highest salary being earned in Benson (pop. 4,740) at $93,444. The lowest paid Inspector is in Clifton (pop. 2,596) with a salary of $41,040. Parker pays $60,000/year. Quartzsite Building Offi cial, Al John- son, was paid $46,412.27. He also per- forms the duties of Planning & Zoning Director, Code Enforcement Offi cial, and Community Development. VFW Post 769 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS 120 S. Palo Verde Quartzsite, AZ 928-927-7697 MAY ACTIVITIES May 7, 15, 21, & 29, Nascar May 30th - Memorial Day EVERY THURSDAY: 1st District meeting Welton Post 6790 Hamburgers w/fries $3.50 Cheese burgers w/fries $4 Chili burger w/fries $5 VFW Meetings are held the 1st Monday 6pm Mens Auxiliary Meeting: 1st Tuesday 6pm Ladies Auxiliary Meeting: 3rd Tuesday 6:30pm VFW Rides (Grandpa’s): 1st Saturday 6pm House Committee Meeting: 2nd Monday 6pm • US Military trained w/ 30 plus years experience • Satisfaction Guaranteed! • Partials starting at $175 DENTURES $350 Full Set QUARTZSITE SNOWBIRD SPECIAL: Same Day Dentures and 1 Hour Reline/Repairs!! Dental Laboratory Service Call: 623-444-4013 • Goodyear, AZ PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR Average Salary is $49,584 with the highest in $78,756 in Carefree (pop. 3,865). The lowest Public Works Direc- tor salary is in Pinetop-Lakeside (pop. 4,165) at $15,996. Parker Public Works Director earns $63,660/year. Quartzsite Public Works Director, Em- mett Brinkerhoff was paid $65,696.20. He also serves as the Street Superin- tendent and oversees the Right of Ways (ROW’s) as well as the Mechanic Shop. WATER SUPERINTENDENT A���� 20, 2011 (Utilities Director) Average Salary is $46,908 with the high- est in Williams (pop. 3145) at $62,568. The lowest salary is in Parker at $36,300/year. Parker only manages wa- ter. They have a joint venture agreement with the CRIT tribes and do not manage sewer at all. Quartzsite Utilities Director, Rob Trox- ler, was paid $58,953.29. He manages both the Water and Sewer Departments. PARKS & RECREATION DIRECTOR Average Salary is $53,556 with the Li- tchfi eld Park (pop. 4,528) paying the highest salary of $96,036. The lowest salary is in right here in Quartzsite. However, there are two positions for Parks & Recreation in Quartzsite. Trac- ey Richardson is the Recreation Super- visor who also oversees the Prevention Program and Quartzsite Community Prevention Coalition. The Parks Super- visor is vacant, with the Town Manager overseeing the department. Quartzsite Parks Supervisor, Tracey Richardson was paid $34,457.43. Parker did not have any information in the survey for Parks & Recreation. For more information, visit HOSPICE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS Quartzsite Student Run Radio Station! 91.7 FM KEQS Scholars’ Radio New Hope Hospice is seeking volun- teers in the following communities: Bouse, Quartzsite, Parker and Salome. If you are interested contact Carmen Howard, 866-335-4673 (toll free) or 928-854-4200. FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS Parker- The La Paz Regional Hospi- tal Auxiliary is sponsoring free blood pressure checks every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon in the hospital gift shop. All ages are welcome. The hospi- tal is located on Mohave Road near the intersection of State Route 95. The gift shop is located off the waiting room at the main entrance.

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