JENNINGS, La. (AP) - The City Council has approved a 2% pay raise for most city employees and a 5% increase in water and sewer rates.
The American Press reports that the council, acting this past week also increased trash collection fees by 2.4%.
The across-the-board pay raises cover 110 full-time employees and will cost the city $85,000, Mayor Terry Duhon says.
Police and firefighters will also receive a 2% state-mandated pay increase on the anniversaries of their employment dates.
The mayor and City Council members will not be getting salary increases.