Knowledgebase-Planner Salary, Grant Writers and Retirement Plans in Tennessee Cities


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Title:Planner Salary, Grant Writers and Retirement Plans in Tennessee Cities
Summary:Survey conducted to compile information about the City Planner and Grant Writer positions in Tennessee cities. Additionally to find out what type of retirement plans are offered to city employees in Tennessee.
Original Author:Stokes, Richard
Co-Author:
Product Create Date:07/25/2017
Last Reviewed on::07/26/2017
Subject:Planning--Personnel; Personnel--Retirement; Personnel--Classification; Personnel--Compensation
Type:Survey
Original Document: Survey Results - Planner Salary and Retirement Plan.pdfSurvey Results - Planner Salary and Retirement Plan.pdf

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Text of Document: Planner Salary, Grant Writers and Retirement Plans

1. Is your City Planner exempt or non-exempt? If yes, current salary:

City
Exempt/Non-Exempt
Salary
Greeneville
Non-exempt
$45,000
Columbia
Exempt
$60,771.88
Munford
N/A
Brentwood
Non-Exempt
$50,000 - $75,000
Gallatin
Exempt
$77,643
Cookeville
Exempt
$101,615 (This is director, we have director, asst. planner and sr. planner)
Jackson
Exempt
$80,891 for director of planning, principal planner $64,022
Mt. Juliet
Exempt
$71,531.20 or $34.39 hr.
Elizabethton
Exempt
$38,126 - $57,512 (position currently frozen)
Bartlett
Exempt
$52,469
Memphis
N/A
Cleveland
Exempt
$55,910
McMinnville
N/A
Spring Hill
Exempt
interim planner: 60,008.00 we just hired a new planner who will start in a few weeks at a starting salary of 90,000
Crossville
N/A
Maryville
Non-Exempt
Range - $36,168 - $65,418
Tullahoma
Exempt
$62,173 (Planning & Codes Director)
Chattanooga
Exempt
$88,261
Farragut
Non-Exempt
Range is $36,217 - $56,136 open currently
Lawrenceburg
N/A - ? We do not have an official City Planner. The closest position we have is an EMA/Codes Director
$54,080
Sevierville
Exempt
$91,790





2. Do you currently offer a retirement plans? If yes, what type of plan? (i.e. TCRS, 40lK, other)?

City
Retirement Plan
Type of Plan
Greeneville
Yes
TCRS Traditional Plan
Columbia
Yes
401A & 457 for employees hired after 7/1/2012. City Retirement for employees hired prior to 7/1/2012
Munford
Yes
TCRS
Brentwood
Yes
TCRS
Gallatin
Yes
401K
Cookeville
Yes
TCRS, optional 457k
Jackson
Yes
TCRS
Mt. Juliet
Yes
TCRS Pension paid by the city at 11.934 percent and TCRS 457(b)
Elizabethton
Yes
TCRS Hybrid Plan
Bartlett
Yes
Defined Benefit Plan & Defined Contribution Plan
Memphis
Yes
Hybrid or Def Benefit based on DOE
Cleveland
Yes
TCRS
McMinnville
Yes
TCRS & 457
Spring Hill
Yes
TCRS; adding 401(k) starting July 1, 2017
Crossville
Yes
401A
Maryville
Yes
TCRS
Tullahoma
Yes
TCRS and 457
Chattanooga
Yes
401(K)
Farragut
Yes
401K
Lawrenceburg
Yes
TCRS, 401K, and 457 (city does not match on 401K or 457)
Sevierville
Yes
TCRS


3. Do your plans offer Supplemental Bridge Benefits that provides a bridge payment from the date of early retirement until the employee is eligible for Medicare? If yes, what groups of employees is the bridge provided (All, public safety, others)?

City
Supplemental Bridge
Group of Employees
Greeneville
Yes
Public safety
Columbia
Yes (city plan only)
All eligible employees hired prior to 7/1/2012
Munford
No
Brentwood
Yes
Sworn Public Safety only
Gallatin
No
Cookeville
Yes
Police and Fire
Jackson
Yes
Public Safety
Mt. Juliet
No
Elizabethton
No
Bartlett
Yes
All - for those in Defined Benefit Plan
Memphis
Yes
All offered HRA contribution for Private Exchange
Cleveland
Yes
Public Safety
McMinnville
No
Spring Hill
No
Crossville
No
Maryville
No
Tullahoma
Yes
All employees with 20 yrs. of service and age 55 can retire and have employee only paid insurance until 65. Considering policy revision to change age to 60.
Chattanooga
No
Farragut
No
Lawrenceburg
No
We provide them the same insurance as employees until they are eligible for Medicare.
Sevierville
No

4. Does your organization have a contracted Grant Writer? If yes, can you forward a copy of the contract used?

City
Grant Writer
Contract
Greeneville
No
Columbia
No
Munford
No
Brentwood
No
Gallatin
No
Cookeville
No
Jackson
No
Mt. Juliet
No
Elizabethton
No
Bartlett
No
Memphis
No
Cleveland
No
McMinnville
No
Spring Hill
No
Crossville
No
Maryville
No
Tullahoma
No
Chattanooga
No
Farragut
No
Lawrenceburg
No
Sevierville
No


Contact Information:

NameOrganization# of EmployeesCity PopulationContact Number
Patsy FullerTown of Greeneville
Connie EtzkinCity of Columbia
382
38,000931.560.1565
Mary PinnerCity of Munford
102
6,000901.837.5969
Mike WorshamCity of Brentwood
262
45,000615.371.0060
Debbie JohnsonCity of Gallatin
480
615.451.5980
Gail FowlerCity of Cookeville
450
30,435931.520.5256
Lynn HenningCity of Jackson
711
65,000731.425.8252
Janet SouthardCity of Mt. Juliet
159
29,000615.773.6290
Angie LyonCity of Elizabethton
250
14,500423.547.6248
Ted ArchdeaconCity of Bartlett
700
60,000901.382.5515
Eric SabatiniCity of Memphis
6,500
650,000901.636.6411
Jeff DavisCity of Cleveland
325
42,000423.559.3313
Jennifer RigsbyCity of McMinnville
152
13,900931.473.1209
Shelley TaylorCity of Spring Hill
250+
931.698.1948
Leah CrockettCity of Crossville
170
11,000+931.456.5681
Teresa BestCity of Maryville
311
865.273.3428
Casta BriceCity of Tullahoma
146
18,655931.455.2648
Alicia NiehoffCity of Chattanooga
2,499
176,588423.643.7208
Janet CurryTown of Farragut
62
865.966.2057
Doug EdwardsCity of Lawrenceburg
133
15,000931.762.4459
Kristi InmanCity of Sevierville
269
865.868.0908