The Oyster Bay Town Board has approved 22 raises for town employees totaling $112,967.
The biggest raise among those approved at last Tuesday’s board meeting was $10,000 for environmental resources commissioner Neil Bergin. His salary was increased to $142,288.
Last year Bergin committed to retiring on Jan. 31, 2019, to take advantage of a retirement incentive package offered by the town, according to information provided by Oyster Bay officials. A higher final salary can increase how much an employee is paid upon separation because it is used in the formula calculating the payout for unused vacation days. Bergin, who is the leader of the Bayville/Centre Island Republican club, has worked for the town since 1989, town records show.
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