Thursday, January 12, 2017


This is a brief summary of what took place at Tuesday’s Town Council Workshop.

1. Salary Survey – The Town Manager asked how much COLA the town employees were going to receive this year. In the past five years, it has been 2% each year.

2. Minimum Wage Increase – With the new minimum wage law coming into effect this year, the town was looking to identify personnel and to find a way to implement these changes.

3. Department Budget Needs – Each of the Department Heads provided a list of what they are looking for this year. It appears to be a shopping list and will be costly if everything is approved.

4. Capital Improvement Needs – This is the long term goals for the next five years in order to get an idea of what the town needs to move forward.

This meeting lasted for approximately 3 1/2 hours. It was extremely interesting and well presented by the Department Heads. This budgeting year will be very entertaining.

Larry Fillmore

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