Monday, June 9, 2014
Fire Officers' Pay, More on Tonight's Agenda
Firefighters are due to receive a 1.25 percent cost of living increase for 2013 if the City Council approves a resolution next week.
Also up for a vote next week if the council moves it to the agenda is an ordinance to increase pay for fire officers. Wage ranges would be from $63,402 to $98,280 for fire lieutenants, $73,039 to $113,180 for fire captains, $78,635 to $121,855 for a battalion chief and $84,229 to $130,529 for a deputy fire chief. If passed on two readings, the increases would be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2013.
Those measures are up for consideration tonight (June 10) at the agenda-fixing session, 7:30 p.m. in Municipal Court.
Also up for discussion:
-Award of a contract for media production services to WBN Production Services at a cost not to exceed $17,499.
- An amendment to an ordinance on television coverage of council meetings indicating all meetings (agenda/work meetings, regular meetings, special meetings and emergency meetings) shall be video-recorded. This comes in the wake of the administration's ruling that only regular meetings will be televised for the balance of 2014 due to budget constraints. Council President Bridget Rivers announced at a May 29 special meeting that the council was paying for that night's coverage on video. The special meeting was called to disapprove of a video featuring Mayor Adrian Mapp.
-Modification of special event rules to include a requirement that organizers bear all municipal costs associated with the event. An estimate will be given after receiving permission but before the event takes place. The organizer must pay by certified check in advance and will later receive any unexpended balance. Special events must not exceed three days' duration and cannot run past 11 p.m., according to the proposed amendments.