Charlie Kratovil

Dear South River Borough,

Under OPRA and the common law right of access, please provide copies of all enabling legislation for, and records or statements sufficient to show all raises given to hourly employees (including but not limited to library employees) since January 1, 2019, including but not limited to retroactive raises.

For each raise, please indicate the individual's name, their initial hourly pay rate, their final hourly pay rate, the date of the raise, the effective date of the raise, and the total amount of any retro pay if the raise was retroactive.

Please don't hesitate to reach out if I can be helpful in clarifying this request.

Yours faithfully,

Charlie Kratovil

Bill Bray, South River Borough

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Dear Mr. Kratovil:

The Borough of South River received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request on April 8, 2019. The official Records Custodian, William Bray, received your OPRA request on April 8, 2019. As such, the seven (7) business day deadline to respond to your request is April 17, 2019. This response to your request is being provided to you on the 4th business day after the custodian’s receipt of said request.

You requested:
“please provide copies of all enabling legislation for, and records or statements sufficient to show all raises given to hourly employees (including but not limited to library employees) since January 1, 2019, including but not limited to retroactive raises.

For each raise, please indicate the individual's name, their initial hourly pay rate, their final hourly pay rate, the date of the raise, the effective date of the raise, and the total amount of any retro pay if the raise was retroactive."

Attached find the requested records, below is a summary of how the individual pay rates were adjusted.

Name Old Rate New Rate Date of Raise
Ruby Armour 10.00 10.30 1/1/19
Donna Caldaro 10.00 10.30 1/1/19
Felicia Jackson 12.59 12.97 1/1/19
Larry Lane 28.46 29.31 1/1/19
Josh Melissari 10.00 10.30-1/1/19 20.00 2/19/19
Rita Post 27.90 28.74 1/1/19
Robbin Seuling 14.57 15.01 1/1/19

If your request for access to a government record has been denied or unfilled within the seven (7) business days required by law, you have a right to challenge the decision by the Borough of South River to deny access. At your option, you may either institute a proceeding in the Superior Court of New Jersey or file a complaint with the Government Records Council (GRC) by completing the Denial of Access Complaint Form. You may contact the GRC by toll-free telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at P.O. Box 819, Trenton, NJ, 08625, by e-mail at [email address], or at their web site at www.state.nj.us/grc. The GRC can also answer other questions about the law. All questions regarding complaints filed in Superior Court should be directed to the Court Clerk in your County.

Bill Bray, RMC
Borough Clerk
Borough of South River
48 Washington Street
South River, NJ 08882
(732) 257-1999, ext. 116
Fax (732) 613-6105

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