The city of West Carrollton paid 54 employees more than $50,000 last year, including two over $100,000, according to the I-Team Payroll Project searchable database of public employees.
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The city’s highest paid employee was Bradley Townsend, same as last year. But Police Chief Douglas Woodard fell from second-highest to eighth, with a couple of fire captains passing him on the pay scale after each earned more than $27,000 in overtime pay last year.
Fire department command staff make up many of the region’s highest paid workers — caused largely by overtime — spurring citizen complaints in Kettering.
Local governments make payroll with your money, which is why the I-Team has assembled and made available a searchable database of pay for public employees.
The five highest paid West Carrollton employees last year were:
1. Bradley Townsend, city manager: $121,016
2. Adam Blake, fire captain: $100,360
3. Andrew Shepherd, fire captain: $99,342
4. Thomas Reilly, finance director: $96,671
5. Richard Norton, service director: $96,671