The St. Clair Board of Aldermen approved a 1 percent annual salary increase for the police chief position during last week’s meeting.

By law, salaries for elected officials are determined through city ordinance.

The salary ordinance has to be in place before the filing period, which is later this year.

The current police chief is Bill Hammack. From April 1 of this year to April 1, 2018, the police chief will make $62,430, according to City Administrator Travis Dierker.

Based on the ordinance passed, the salary will increase by $1,000 each year over the next four years.

The board voted 3-0 in favor of the salary ordinance. Alderman Janet Viehland was absent from the meeting.

In 2014, the salary for police chief was $60,000. The chief received a 2 percent increase in 2014-15. In 2015-16 and 2016-17, he received a 1 percent raise, according to Dierker.

The community will next vote on the police chief in April of 2018.

Other St. Clair elected positions include the city collector, municipal court judge, the four aldermen and the mayor.