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Members of the Elkhart City Council are divided on whether to implement a merit-based raise model for non-union city employees in 2022.

ELKHART — A merit-based system to provide some city employees with raises in 2022 has divided the City Council, mostly along party lines.

Mayor Rod Roberson, who presented four proposed salary ordinances to the council’s Finance Committee-of-the-Whole on Monday, called the proposal an opportunity to “finally compensate fairly and equitably while moving our city forward.”

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