In 2019 the pay ordinance was also passed as an emergency measure. Detailing the emergency language, the ordinance reads;
"That this Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety, property and welfare and for the further reason that the pay increases should be provided for immediately. Provided this Ordinance receives the affirmative vote of five (5) or more members elected to Council, it shall take effect and be in force immediately upon its passage and approval by the Mayor; otherwise, it shall take effect and be in force thirty (30) days after it is approved by the Mayor or as otherwise provided by this Charter."
The new measure grants pay changes to the appointed officials whose titles are listing in Section 139.03(e)(3), grants a two and one-half percent (2.50%) pay increase to all non-union city employees and court employees whose positions are included in the list of occupational titles of Section 139.02(a), and grants pay increases for some of the employees in the labor and trades supervision group.
*Of the appointed officials, the highest paid is the Director of Public Service, Kevin Aller, earning $117,242 for 2021, which is down from $118, 781. The Chief of Police will earn $109,265, down from last year's approved amount of $110, 700. For all of Sylvania's appointed officials, Council has approved a decrease in total compensation dollar amount for the coming year, however the number of pay periods is different, comparing 2020-2021, so officials do not actually receive less pay.
Hourly workers received a 2.5% increase.