Raise not praise

    It’s a good day for Shaun Stipick. Burlington City Council yesterday approved a $45,000 salary for his position as museum attendant at Herman T. Costello Lyceum Hall. Stipick, who previously made $25 an hour, now has benefits.


    But residents say council should have considered the city’s budget more before agreeing to the raise. The first proposal offered a $66,000 salary and the second offered $54,000 with raises bringing the figure up to a $67,000 cap.

    As the Burlington County Times reports, even the much slower salary approved for Stipick has caught residents’ ire, since others have been left jobless thanks to cutbacks.

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    Mayor Jim Fazzone said it’s important for someone with arts contacts, like Stipick, to run the museum.

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