(Audubon) As of July 1, all Audubon City Employees will be paid hourly instead of salary. Wages and raises were discussed at Monday night’s City Council meeting.
The following employees will now receive this per hour wage as of July 1; James Crawley, 30-years of service, $15.82-per hour, Coby Gust, 6 ½ years, $14.56, Lora Hansen, 32-years of service, $17.41, Todd Lawshe, 0-years of service, $14.00, Jan Roberts, 26 ½, $13.29, David Simonsen, 33-years, $18.26, Matthew Starner, 2-years, $14.36, Tyler Thygesen, 9 ½, $18.03, and Greg Wanninger, 34-years, $17.02.
The council also hashed out a proposed sewer rate increase. The city clerk’s office says the current rates no longer support the fund so a proposal was presented to the council that would include a 15-or-20-percent rate increase. The council did not act on the proposal and tabled it until the next meeting.
Currently, residents that use 0-5,000 gallons pay $28.28 per quarter. Those using over 5,000 gallons are billed an additional $8.08. A 20-percent increase in rates would amount to about $5.66 more per quarter, or $2.00 more per month, per household.
In other activity, the Council also re-appointed Jim Tinker and Josie Clark to the Library Board.
The next meeting is scheduled for July 9.
June 26, 2012
11:00 a.m. newscast