Markle Council hires new deputy and two additional town employees

The Markle Town Council suspended the rules during a special meeting held Monday, April 3, and hired three individuals, bringing the town’s staff to eight.

The councilmen unanimously passed Ordinance 2017-5 to hire a deputy marshal, Jonathon Gray, and two general town assistants, Joe Collins and Mike Grant.

All three positions are full time and will start on Monday, April 10.

Gray will be paid an annual sum of $37,025 and an overtime rate of $26.70 per hour.

His addition brings the police force to one marshal and two deputies.

Collins will be paid $36,720 annually, an overtime rate of $26.47 per hour and an on-call rate of $40.

Grant, who was rehired to the position he left in June, will receive the same salary of $38,940, an overtime rate of $28.08 per hour and an on-call rate of $40.

Markle Clerk-Treasurer Carolyn Hamilton said Collins and Grant will need to obtain licenses to operate the water and wastewater plants.