Norwalk city council considered legislation at Tuesday's work session that would ultimately suspend longevity pay for 2013 if adopted down the line.
Finance Director Diane Eschen said Monday that by suspending the longevity bonus, the city could save about $35,000 or $36,000 next year.
But at the same time, council is considering legislation that would move the council clerk from part-time to full time at an estimated cost of $32,000.
Councilman Stephen Schumm has proposed tabling the legislation involving the clerk.
Prior to the meeting, Councilman Chris Mushett talked about longevity Monday, but isn't permitted to discuss the clerk situation since he is married to clerk Lisa Hivnor's mother.
"I guess I would need to see the overall numbers before I could decide to support or suspend it," Mushett said about longevity.
"I don't know what the plan is in other areas with wages," Mushett said. "I also don't know what the intentions are in other areas of benefits such as insurance."
Mushett said the police and fire contracts already have longevity included.
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