TROY - Troy Borough Council President Krystle Bristol said she and other borough council members are satisfied with the job performance of borough manager Dan Close, who recently received a new contract from council.

When asked for comment, Bristol said, in an email, "yes, we are satisfied with his overall job performance."

She said that Close "is one of, if not the only, borough manager in the county that oversees all three departments, general government (including streets and sidewalks), water, and sewer."

She said the vote to grant close the contract at the last council meeting was unanimous with Bristol and council members Jennifer Malehorn, Mark Colton, James Warn, and Jason Hodlofski voting yes.

"All council members were notified prior to the meeting that the borough manager's contract would be under review at the July meeting," she added.

She noted that the contract has been amended to end on Dec. 31, 2015, since there will be a new council in January 2016.

The decision to grant Close the contract was made at council's last meeting, following an executive session.

Bristol said the start date for the contract is July 1, 2014. She said Close currently makes $57,600.

"This agreement allows for one COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) increase per year based on the CPI (on June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2015)," she stated in an email. "No other changes were made in terms of benefits or additional compensation."

CPI is an acronym for Consumer Price Index.

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