Enterprise council OKs employee pay raises

A pay raise for Enterprise employees was approved at the Enterprise City Council meeting Nov. 16

The pay increase for classified positions in the city will become effective with the pay period beginning March 30, 2022.

The raises are part of job classification and compensation recommendations made by Condrey and Associates after the organization conducted and recently completed a salary study of all city employee positions.

At the time of the study, which included consideration of new pay ranges, equity adjustments and new position classifications or job titles for all city employees, first responders were evaluated separately from non-first responder positions.

Under the Job Classification and Compensation Plan resolution approved Nov. 16, all classified sworn police officers will receive a $4,000 per year pay adjustment and all classified sworn firefighters will receive a $3,000 per year pay adjustment. Adjustments for certain unclassified appointed positions were also approved.

Pay increase for police officers and firefighters will take effect beginning with the pay period of Dec. 22.

In unrelated business, the city approved a resolution providing for a “Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday” beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2022 and ending at midnight on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. Included in the items that will be city-tax free during the period are batteries, tarps, plywood and weather radios with a sales price of $60 or less.

Scotty Johnson, who also serves as director of the Coffee County Community Emergency Response Team—CERT—program, encouraged citizens who purchase weather radios to contact him to be put in touch with a local CERT volunteer who will tune the radio for them at no charge.

The next meeting of the Enterprise City Council is Dec. 7 in the council chambers at Enterprise City Hall. A work session begins at 5 p.m. A voting meeting begins at 6 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public.

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