Sublette Village Board approves new salary rates, discusses Trick or Treat


SUBLETTE — The Village of Sublette Board of Trustees approved salary increases for those elected and appointed after the April 2021 election.

The board met in regular session on Monday, Sept. 14 at the Ellice Dinges Center. All board members were present.

The ordinance had to be passed 180 days before the next election on April 2021. The new salary rates are as follows:

  • Village President shall receive $2,400 per year, payable at the end of the fiscal year.
  • Village Trustees shall receive $1,500 per year, payable at the end of the fiscal year.
  • Village Clerk shall receive $5,400 per year, payable at a rate of $450 per month.
  • For Committee meetings, committee members, trustees, village president, village clerk and village treasurer shall receive $25 per committee meeting, special meeting, and fiscal year-end meeting, but in no case can one person be paid for more than one meeting attended on a single day. Payable at the end of each fiscal year.
  • Village Treasurer shall be fixed on an annual basis and determined at the time of appointment of this position, which is the first meeting of each fiscal year. Payment shall be paid in full and shall be payable either at the end of the fiscal year or on a monthly basis.
  • Village Economic Development Coordinator shall be fixed on annual basis and determined at the time of appointment of the position, which is the first meeting of each fiscal year.
  • Village Planning Commission shall be fixed on annual basis and determined at the time of appointment of the position, which is the first meeting of each fiscal year.

These changes are effective May 1, 2021 as applied to those positions that are elected during the April 2021 election, and also will apply to those elected during the April 2023 election.

The last increase the village approved was in 2007. The motion to approve the above ordinance was approved 6-0.

Trick or Treat

Acting Village President John Stenzel asked Village Clerk MacKenzie Belan to look into whether or not the village could have Trick or Treating hours this year. Belan said that as of the meeting, the Lee County Health Department has not come out and said no Trick or Treating. She said she talked to the 4-H Club, which normally hosts an event for Halloween, and the club said they are not going to do anything this year. She said she also spoke with Pastor Brian McWethy of Grace Fellowship Sublette, and reported that the church is planning on doing something. Belan said that certain things should be followed this year for Trick or Treating like the treats already in a bag and the bags on a table in the front yard, so children won’t be going up and ringing the doorbell.

Sublette Village Trustee Julie Kessel said she feels it’s up to the parents if they want their children to go Trick or Treating, adding that residents can turn their lights off if they do not want Trick or Treaters.

The board decided to hold off setting a date, time, guidelines for people, until the next board meeting. 

In other board news:

  • The board discussed rentals at the Ellice Dinges Center and recommended directing Ellice Dinges Center Janitor Freddy Arteaga to write requests down for 2021, but that nothing is guaranteed.
  • Economic Development Chair Don Dinges said he is working on a tentative schedule for 2021 events, and that as of right now, it does not look promising for having the Sublette Christmas Walk.

The next Sublette Village Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12 at the Ellice Dinges Center.

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