The Winder City Council has a host of issues at its two meetings this week, including a proposal by outgoing Mayor Chip Thompson to give city employees a raise.
But no details on that idea have been given to the city council members, who must approve the raises but only received their meeting packets late Friday.
Sources say the percentage increase likely would be about 3 percent, which would cost taxpayers about $200,000 that has not been budgeted. It also could make it difficult for Maynard, who takes office in January, to complete the current fiscal year in the black.
In the past, the mayor has authorized Christmas bonuses for city employees without the approval of the city council.
In other business, the council will appoint several planning board members and will again discuss the fate of the Granite Hotel building and the lease with the chamber of commerce.
The council will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Winder Community Center.
The raise thing sounds like he's trying to repair his legacy. And let's just reinforce the walls and ceiling of the hotel, gut it, and put one of those moon bounce things in there. A better fate for the building than rot or demolition.
wants to stop waste and spending as long as it isnt what they deem to be waste and spending, they do not want what is benifiting them cut or not increased. I am not saying cut pay just do not increase spending.