The salary of any employee entering town employment shall normally be set at the minimum step of the salary range for the class of positions to which appointment is being made. An appointment up to step C of the applicable range may be made if it is determined that no qualified applicants can be recruited at the entry or minimum step, or that an applicant by virtue of his particular background or training and experience possesses qualifications which would make his service to the town considerably more valuable than that of the average candidate for the same type of employment. In either instance, however, prior approval must be granted by the town council before such advanced step appointment may be made (above step B).
(Ord. of 3-12-91, art. II, § 4)