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2/12/2012 7:44:00 AM
Cottonwood City manager gets 12% raise
Doug Bartosh
Doug Bartosh

COTTONWOOD - The Cottonwood City Council applauded the work of its manager and granted Doug Bartosh a 12-percent merit increase. The council voted 6-1 in favor of the hike with Councilman Ruben Jauregui dissenting. The council unanimously approved a change to the manager's contract to include six months of severance pay rather than the earlier three months severance.

The raise brings Bartosh's pay to $127,000 per year.

"When I was hired, the pay for the position was extremely low and I have never caught up. The City Council indicated that this was a step in closing the gap until we complete a salary survey for all city employees this spring," said Bartosh.

Two years ago, during the recession, Bartosh refused a 10-percent increase and accepted a 5-percent rise.

He says a recent salary survey would place an administrator of a comparable city at $155,000.

- Jon Hutchinson


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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Article comment by: Bad Gremlin

Hey Verde Santa Fe, why not join Cottonwood with the stipulation of having the current mayor and council recalled? I'm sure with all the residents of your community you would have more than enough signatures to out them. Plus, it would allow you to place your own members on the council to have a say in the taxation. Seems like a win-win.

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Article comment by: Unbelievable Obscene

Really, Bartosh? Shame on you. Obscene. Disgusting. Ego on steroids. Go away. Also to the 5 on council: Shame on you. Mr. Jauregi, thank you for integrity.

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Article comment by: qestion on education vs experience

He says a recent salary survey would place an administrator of a comparable city at $155,000 but how much experience and education for that position does that City manager have?? He has only been in that position for a few years and before that he was policeman. Not the same education needed for both. You should be paid for your experience not just because you think you deserve it or warrent it. I for one am very disappointed once again in the City Council of Cottonwood. Remember this at the next election.

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Article comment by: I'm proud of Cottonwood again!

The sheeple are beginning to wake up and baaaa!

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Article comment by: D Barney

Hey folks all it takes to recall the Mayor is approximately 158 registered voters signatures in the City and you can recall any of the Council members with approximately 258 signatures registered voters in the city of Cottonwood.
So if you really want a change get busy!


Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Article comment by: Jim West

@ 4 times the average, I wondered how long it would be before some "good ole boy" to come out of the wood work. Can always tell your type you have to bring up the "sack." As if having certain equipment has ever really helped any thing. But then again there are a lot of "sacks" running arong out there doing god knows what, but doing it loudly! (can any one say Lueder) LOL. No my friend this writing to the paper is just a way to vent frustration because most of us with No "sacks" know that those of you with BIG "sacks" will take care of ever thing for us any way. Hope your "sack" keeps you happy, wealthy and wise. Good luck.

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Article comment by: 4 times the the average?

perhaps consider that the 'average 30 k' person is not managing the entire city staff? what is that over 100 or 150 people? police/fire/water etc... so if the 'average 30 k' is managing 35 to 40 people... then your assumption might hold water... otherwise it's kinda leaky...

sort of an apples to oranges thing perhaps?

would be interesting to see how many of the 'keyboard tough' folks here actually have the sack to talk to those they are raking over the comment coals... the guess is mostly not.



Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Article comment by: America First

He does have an assistant.

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Article comment by: Is He Worth 4 times the Ave?

If the average salary is 30K, and Bartosh is making 127Km hmmm what is he doing that makes him worth four people's annual salary?
I think this was an exorbitant and unearned raise.
Hey VSF.... you really want to be cottonwood? What has Mr. Bartosh done for you?


Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Article comment by: Bad Gremlin

@Jim West Last election the only opposition to Mayor Jones was removed due to some technicality. Smelled fishy then. Who's to say the next election we won't see the her opponent(s) be removed as well?


Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Article comment by: Honest Abe

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

-Abraham Lincoln


Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Article comment by: sour grapes

On please with the sour grapes already. If some of you had planned your career better, gotten a diploma mill grad degree, hung around long enough in your local guv job to know who's who, kept out of trouble and brown nosed who you needed to - maybe you too could be pulling a doctors salary for an office job. One thing for sure, gonna take a lot of $10-$15 an hour Cottonwood employees to keep these retired office jockey's cashing in on their their severance goodies.

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Article comment by: You could have created another sorely needed job instead of padding his severence and pay

Jobs are tough to find...imagine of you spent the $$$ on creating an assistant position to work with the city manager...put someone else back to work which helps the economy instead of paying Bartosh more. The city manager makes more than enough!

Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Article comment by: Lee Cali

Kudos to City Councilman Ruben Jauregui. This is not the first time Mr. Jauregui has been the only dissenting vote on an issue affecting the budget.

Let's remember that when election time comes about. Why maybe even Ruben for Mayor!


Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Article comment by: cuncerned parent

Don't hate if you don't play.

Burn like the rest who fueled the fire and never brought any water, just your coins.

You can do anything they set your mind to.



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