2011 Budget Increases City Employee Wages

7 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, November 23 2010 Nov 23, 2010 Tuesday, November 23, 2010 6:08:17 PM CST November 23, 2010 in News
HOLTS SUMMIT - The Holts Summit Board of Aldermen approved the 2011 budget in a special session Monday night. The budget includes a 3 percent increase in wages for all city employees.

Alderman Tom Durham says he supports the increase because he thinks it will improve retention in city jobs. Durham says the police department has a quick turnover rate and rewarding city employees for their hard work will be incentive to stay. According to Durham, Holts Summit has not felt the effects of the economic recession like other cities because they have been spending conservatively over the past few years.

However, not all residents think their tax dollars should be going to city employees. Some said these employees already make too much and do not need a raise, while others said they wish the money could go back to the people.

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