The Brookfield Village Board on Monday night voted to give Village Manager Riccardo Ginex a 2-percent raise. The move was similar to the raise given to Ginex in October 2012, which was retroactive to the beginning of the year. In 2012, however, Ginex received a 2.5-percent salary bump.
With the latest raise, Ginex is making a base salary of roughly $144,800 along with other benefits enshrined in the contract, which otherwise did not change.
Ginex, 58, was hired at Brookfield’s village manager in 2005, when Michael Garvey was village president. Garvey now sits on the board as a trustee.
Garvey and the rest of the Brookfield’s trustees voted unanimously to provide the raise after a brief executive session at the regular village board meeting on Nov. 11.
In May, the village board under new President Kit Ketchmark renewed Ginex’s contract essentially without providing a raise in salary. The term of the new contract is indefinite.
According to the terms of his contract, Ginex receives $5,100 per year for a car allowance, 20 days of paid vacation time and health insurance coverage according to the terms of the village’s employee manual.
Brookfield also pays $5,000 per year into a deferred compensation plan on Ginex’s behalf.
Prior to serving as village manager in Brookfield, Ginex spent four years as village manager in Downers Grove. Before that he was a Downers Grove police officer for 24 years. He was the department’s chief of police when he retired.