Most of the employees of Auburn’s city government last Friday received a $300 bonus in their paychecks.
The Auburn City Council on Thursday night approved the supplements for 36 workers whose annual salaries are below $50,000. Six employees who earn above that threshold did not receive the extra money. The council’s resolution said employees had saved the city government thousands of dollars in FY2013. The extra pay cost the government $11,626 from existing budgets. The last bonus was paid in FY2011. The vote was 3-0-1 with Councilman Robert Vogel abstaining.
Also during the meeting, the council approved the schedule for the FY2014 budget process. Upcoming public meetings include a council retreat on Saturday, June 8; two called meetings July 22 and July 29; a final review by the mayor and council at a meeting on Aug. 22; a public hearing on Aug. 29; and adoption Sept. 5.
See complete story in May 8 print edition of Barrow Journal.