Santa will make a stop at the Auburn library on Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. to read to kids of all ages. On Dec. 17, the holiday cheer will continue with the payment of a “one time pay increase” for Auburn employees who have been with city for six months or more, thanks to a resolution approved by the Auburn City Council at its Dec. 2 meeting.
The “one time pay supplement” of $250 for the city’s 46 full-time employees and $150 for one part-time worker was discussed at the Nov. 17 meeting. It generated continued citizen concern that city attorney Jack Wilson addressed prior to the council’s unanimous decision to award the supplements, which will come from each department’s budget for regular employee compensation.
Citizen activist John Nelms made “a last ditch effort” and asked the council if “there was any way possible to come up with a little more money.” He suggested going through the budget “line item by line item” until bonuses of “at least $500” could be found.