Cascade City Council members recently voted, 3-2, in favor of a 2% raise to the wages and salaries for city employees for the fiscal year beginning Wednesday, July 1.

Riley Rausch and Andy Kelchen voted against the move. Rausch favored a 1% increase now and taking another look at it in the next quarter. Kelchen was uncomfortable with 2% during a time of economic uncertainty brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city’s approved wages and salaries include:

• Deanna McCusker, city administrator, $78,030/year.


• Fred Heim, police chief, $62,400/year.

• Phil Gehl, city superintendent, $28.79/hour.

• Danielle Vanderah Hartke, city clerk, $25.43/hour.

• Melissa Kane, library director, $21.13/hour.