Pineville city employees receive 25 cent raise

Published 2:22 pm Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Pineville City Council held the first reading of the 2018-19 fiscal year budget ordinance during a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday. Mayor Scott Madon said that county employees received a 25 cent increase.

“It makes us happy to do that with times as tough as they are,” said Madon. “We had a street department employee (leave), and (we) didn’t replace him. (We) had a little extra revenue there.”

Madon said the 2018-19 budget doesn’t deviate much from the previous fiscal year budget. The city is under in almost every expense category, according to Madon.

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The mayor also briefly discussed revenue from the alcohol sales. He said the projected alcohol revenue is $112,000. Last year, the revenue was projected to be about $90,000.

The first reading of the budget ordinance was approved by the board.

Other business taken care of during the meeting included:

• Approval of minutes from May 21 special-called meeting;

• Adopt resolution designating Madon as Applicants Agent for City (FEMA);

• Council members to sign conflicts of interest acknowledgement form from auditors in preparation of 2017-18 fiscal year audit;

• Second reading of food truck ordinance;

• First reading of Pineville Mart Annexation ordinance.