KALIDA — The village of Kalida has complied with a records request from The Lima News for information regarding the salaries of employees in 2011.For the first time in its annual salary review, The Lima News included Kalida, Elida and Cridersville when the newspaper dropped the population requirement to 1,500. This year, the salary review appeared in the newspaper March 11.Kalida had not complied with the request in time for the review. A clerk at the village, who is the only employee of the village office regularly in the office, was out of the office for several weeks because of a death in the family. When the newspaper followed up with its request, the clerk filled the request promptly.In its 19th year, The Lima News salary project provides salaries for selected entities in Allen, Auglaize, Putnam and Van Wert counties, including counties, cities and villages with populations of 1,500 and greater, and the four townships surrounding Lima. The Lima News runs top salaries in the newspaper. All municipalities, employees and their salaries can be found at LimaOhio.com under the “Info Center” link.Kalida’s highest paid employee in 2011 was Street Superintendent Luke Hermiller, who made $47,605.Rounding out the village’s top-earning employees were• Jeff Schroeder, water superintendent, who made $45,212• Craig Hoffman, assistant maintenance, who made $33,782 • James Gulker, police chief, who made $31,654• Rita Schroeder, fiscal officer, who made $25,763.The village’s remaining 17 employees each made $5,500 or less.You can comment on this story at www.limaohio.com.