Employees paid $189,000 in overtime last year

HAMILTON - Last year, the City of Hamilton paid out just shy of $190,000 in overtime pay to city employees.
Councilman Gene Sanderson brought up the matter during a Hamilton City Council work session on Wednesday, Feb. 26.
“Why do we have $65,000 in overtime in the police department?” Sanderson asked. “I don’t understand how it could be run up that much. We could hire two more police officers full-time.”
Sanderson was referencing information from documents distributed during the work session and that were prepared for the city’s annual workman’s compensation audit for 2019. The documents showed breakdowns of gross and overtime wages for each city department from last year.


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