The Statham City Council approved its Fiscal Year 2010-2011 budget with plans to amend it at the city’s next meeting.
The previous budget had included plans for a five percent increase for two police officers. The council decided to approve the budget without the salary increase and will revisit the issue at its July meeting.
Council member Betty Lyle was uneasy with singling out two employees for raises when the city employs 13 others, including maintenance workers.
“There’s no secrets around here,” Lyle said. “And you’re going to cause friction with the other employees if two get the raise and the others don’t.”
According to the council, there hasn’t been a salary increase in at least two years, if not three.
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