Town officials said non-represented workers make up wide range of the workforce from department heads to clerical workers to dispatchers.
Freund suggested that the board should have considered other options.
"I would want to give the workers a more customary 3 percent increase," Freund said.
The council majority said that after a review of the budget, this was one of the only areas where any real savings could be had.
"But this won't be the only thing to be cut," said Kasper, who said the board will continue to be diligent in their effort to find savings in the 2008 budget.""