City employees could see a slight pay raise by the end of the year if city leaders are pleased with the municipality’s financial state.
Alderman Gregory Robertson brought the discussion to the table during the Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting Monday afternoon. He said talk about giving city employees a pay raise was considered during the city’s budget planning.
“Where are we in doing that for city employees,” Robertson asked.
Mayor Diane Delaware said she was not present at the board’s budget planning meeting, but she is open to the idea.
“I have not had a complete review in what the city board decided because I wasn’t in that budget meeting,” she said. “But if you said it was affordable...my thoughts were that in December, we could implement it if it was doable.”
Robertson suggested that employees be given an hourly wage increase of 25 to 50 cents.
“I think we should give our employees a raise,” Delaware added. “I just thought we might could do it in December.”
Alderman Aubry Brent Jr. agreed that a raise should be given at least by the beginning of next year.
“I just don’t want to let it slip by,” Robertson said.
In other board news:
• The Municipal Court will hold its amnesty program on March 4, 2016 from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.
• Danny Miller and Robert Lewis will attend a training program in D’Iberville on Nov. 18.
• Bernice McGinnis will attend a Homeland Security Grant Workshop on Nov. 16 in Jackson.
• The board approved a Walmart representative’s request for an Extension of Plan Approvals.
• Jacqueline Little and Corey Mosely will attend a SkillPath Administrative Assistants Conference on Dec. 1 in Jackson.
• Russ Carter will attend a Building Officials Association of Mississippi’s Winter Training event on Dec. 7-9 in Robinsonville.
• Sheila Scott, Meko Hill and Mario Edwards will attend the 2015 Municipal Clerk Education Conference on Dec. 16-18 in Jackson.
• The board approved the final budget amendments for the 2014-2015 fiscal year as presented by accountant Marshall Conico.
• A strategetic session by the Stennis Institute will be held for the city council on Dec. 10-11 at the cost of $4,075, which will come out of the mayor’s budget.
• Robertson thanked all veterans in honor of Veterans Day.
• Ward 1 Alderman Ron Johnson said he was bothered that the city council did not receive a formal invitation to The Moving Wall dedication.
Brent said he personally enjoyed visiting The Moving Wall, thanking Pat Brock and all others who were behind bringing the Vietnam veteran memorial to Yazoo City.
• Johnson thanked those who supported the Campanella Football League.
• Brent said he wants the city to look into fixing the drainage issues on Cypress Circle.