Bremerton public works director gets raise

Bremerton’s public works director has gotten a raise.

Chal Martin, who was hired last year as the city’s fourth director of public works in just a two-year span, received the two-step raise as part of a consent agenda approved by the city council following a recommendation of the mayor.

Martin was hired in May last year at base annual salary range of 22, Step 3, which is $119,387.04 per year.

Following the council’s approval of a two-step increase, Martin will now earn $125,431.20.

Martin received an “exceeds expectations” rating in his annual performance evaluation.

He was hired three steps below Katy Allen, and with this increase he still is one step from her salary,” council briefing documents noted.

“In the past year he has more than qualified for a minimum of this step increase,” said a breifing document.

“Since being hired, Mr. Martin has increased  public outreach efforts; he responds to sensitive inquiries and complaints in a timely manner; has strengthened employee relationships; demonstrates excellence in leadership; has begun participation in Lean Management and set the bar for desired results; and his attention to detail and planning are remarkable.”


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