The Sheridan Recreation District has approved raises for five of its employees. Action came during the board meeting Wednesday night when board members voted to bump the employees up in their pay classifications.
Four employees who have been with the district for two years or more were reclassified two steps higher than they are now, and the fifth employee – who has been with the district less than two years was bumped up one step. No change was made at this time in the pay scale of another employee who has been with the district less than a year.
Board President Don Julian said it's been a while since the district increased the salaries of its employees. He said the increase will cost the district an additional $19,800. But he also noted that district revenues are up by about $60,000.
Recreation Program Supervisor Robbie Spencer told board members the district has taken in more than $50,000 in revenues from its programs this year – up by more than $25,000 from the district's previous best year of operations.
Total participation in district programs exceeded 4,000 this year. Revenues and numbers include participants in the district's volleyball, softball, flag football and basketball programs, along with a new program this year – golf. The program supervisor told board members that the golf program had 18 participants with revenues exceeding $2,800.