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OBSERVER Staff Report

When it comes to villages paying employees, Fredonia tops the list in Chautauqua County.

In Chautauqua County, there are 15 incorporated villages: Bemus Point, Brocton, Cassadaga, Celoron, Cherry Creek, Falconer, Forestville, Fredonia, Lakewood, Mayville, Panama, Sherman, Silver Creek, Sinclairville and Westfield.

According to the state website SeethroughNY.net, in 2012, 22 of the top 25 highest paid village employees in Chautauqua County work for Fredonia, including nine of the top 10. The highest paid village employee is the Fredonia Police Chief who made $89,333 in 2012.

Fredonia police/fire employees were listed two to four, followed by the Lakewood-Busti Police Chief at five, earning $82,897. Placing sixth and seventh were Fredonia police/fire employees, followed by the Fredonia village administrator at eighth and Fredonia police/fire employees at ninth through 11th respectively.

The Westfield Electric Superintendent came in at 12th place, earning $76,638. In 13th through 18th were Fredonia police/fire employees. In 19th place was a Brocton sewer/water employee earning $70,638, followed by two Fredonia general employees, then a Fredonia police/fire employee at 22nd, the Fredonia water superintendent at 23rd, followed by a Fredonia police/fire employee at 24th and a Fredonia general employee at 25th.

The Fredonia police/fire employee at 24th is the highest paid female, Amy Noble, earning $66,981. The other 23 employees above her are all males.

The top Mayville employee was the Mayville Electric Superintendent, who earned $65,386, coming in at 27th.

The highest paid Silver Creek employee was the police chief, who earned $65,263 in 2012, coming in at 28th.

The highest paid Sherman employee was a general employee, coming in at 30th, earning $63,939.

The highest paid Falconer employee is the Falconer streets superintendent, who earned $58,114, and was ranked 50th of all county village employees.

The highest paid Forestville employee was Attorney Michael Bolender, who earned $54,906. He was also the highest paid Cherry Creek employee, earning an additional $51,875. The attorney would be the highest paid village employee if you added up both villages. He is also the attorney for other area municipalities, including the town of Ripley.

In the top 100 paid village employees in 2012, there were no employees listed from Bemus Point, Cassadaga, Celoron, Panama or Sinclairville.

The entire list is as follows:

Fredonia, Police Chief $89,333

Fredonia, Police/Fire $88,851

Fredonia, Police/Fire $84,076

Fredonia, Police/Fire $83,251

Lakewood, Police Chief $82,897

Fredonia, Police/Fire $79,226

Fredonia, Police/Fire $78,096

Fredonia, Village Administrator $78,001

Fredonia, Police/Fire $77,150

Fredonia, Police/Fire $76,638

Fredonia, Police/Fire $76,577

Westfield, Electric Superintendent, $76,374

Fredonia, Police/Fire, $76,239

Fredonia, Police/Fire $73,098

Fredonia, Police/Fire $72,348

Fredonia, Police/Fire $71,341

Fredonia, Police/Fire $71,080

Fredonia, Police/Fire $70,859

Brocton, Sewer/Water $70,638

Fredonia, General Employee $69,859

Fredonia, General Employee $68,613

Fredonia, Police/Fire $67,898

Fredonia, Water Superintendent $67,796

Fredonia, Police/Fire $66,981

Fredonia, General Employee $66,879

Lakewood, Police/Fire $65,854

Mayville, Electric Superintendent $65,386

Silver Creek, Police Chief $65,263

Fredonia, General Employee $64,177

Sherman, General Employee $63,939

Lakewood, Police/Fire $63,772

Fredonia, Building Inspector $63,568

Lakewood, Police/Fire $63,360

Westfield, Police/Fire $63,060

Silver Creek, Police/Fire $62,857

Fredonia, Police/Fire $62,821

Brocton, Head Electric Lineman $62,566

Westfield, Village Clerk $62,505

Fredonia, Police/Fire $61,627

Westfield, Police/Fire $61,574

Lakewood, Police/Fire $60,786

Silver Creek, General Employee $60,712

Brocton, General Employee $60,651

Lakewood, Police Fire $60,619

Brocton, Water Sewer $60,199

Westfield, General Employee $59,563

Westfield, General Employee $59,349

Lakewood, Police/Fire $59,323

Lakewood, Police/Fire $58,911

Falconer, Falconer Street Superintendent $58,114

Westfield, General Employee $57,928

Fredonia, General Employee $57,328

Westfield, General Employee $57,009

Fredonia, General Employee $56,870

Westfield, Police/Fire $56,774

Lakewood, General Employee $56,654

Lakewood, General Employee $55,887

Westfield, General Employee $55,508

Forestville, General Employee $54,906

Mayville, General Employee $54,769

Fredonia, General Employee $54,579

Fredonia, General Employee $53,776

Westfield, General Employee $53,273

Fredonia, General Employee $53,188

Westfield, General Employee $52,546

Westfield, General Employee $52,457

Westfield, Police/Fire $52,401

Lakewood, General Employee $52,183

Falconer, General Employee $52,057

Cherry Creek, Village Attorney/Grants Admin. $51,875

Westfield, General Employee $51,836

Westfield, General Employee $51,729

Falconer, General Employee $51,038

Silver Creek, Police/Fire $50,905

Silver Creek, General Employee $50,616

Westfield, General Employee $50,467

Silver Creek, Police/Fire $50,461

Fredonia, General Employee $50,009

Fredonia, General Employee $49,979

Fredonia, General Employee $49,803

Lakewood, General Employee $49,090

Lakewood, General Employee $48,925

Silver Creek, General Employee $48,850

Mayville, Village Clerk $48,743

Silver Creek, Police/Fire $48,614

Falconer, General Employee $48,297

Westfield, General Employee $47,992

Mayville, General Employee $47,819

Fredonia, General Employee $47,736

Fredonia, General Employee $47,716

Lakewood, General Employee $47,701

Brocton, General Employee $47,650

Falconer, General Employee $47,619

Westfield, General Employee $47,354

Falconer, General Employee $47,257

Westfield, General Employee $46,535

Fredonia, General Employee $46,163

Brocton, General Employee $45,894

Westfield, Police/Fire $45,654

Lakewood, General Employee $45,125