EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSCHARLESTON PAY RAISES
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Charleston City Employees Get Pay Raises
Reported by: Katy Brown
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: Mamie Buoy
Reported: Oct. 1, 2012 5:22 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 1, 2012 9:30 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
During a time when money is tight, Charleston employees have something to be happy about. They are getting a raise.
Charleston City Manager David Molgarrad found some extra savings from the budget last year, so some of that money will help fund raises for all city employees.
All full time employees will get a 3% pay raise; however, that does not include elected officials.
Mayor Danny Jones says this is the first raise since 2009 for city employees and it is well deserved.
Jones says,"We feel our employees are our best asset, our biggest asset, and we want to try to do what we can to make things go well for them; and to make sure they're rewarded, and this is one way to do that."
The raise will go into effect on October 7th and continues for the next eight months.
Charleston city employees could be in line for an across-the-board pay raise.
The pay raise issue was scheduled to be considered Monday evening at Charleston City Council.
The amount of the raise has not been determined, but a city official said it could be in the range of 3 percent.
The money for the raises could come from savings from last year’s budget that closed out June 30.
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