Homer city employees may soon see an increase in their paycheck.
At a meeting held Tuesday night, June 9, the council continued review of the FY 2015 budget.
After meeting in closed session to discuss personnel, the council recommended pay raises for all employees, with some employees receiving up to an eight percent increase. But to make this happen, the council will have to sharpen their pencils and readjust budget proposals.
The general budget proposes $381,900 in estimated revenue and $383,430 in expenses, a difference of $1,530. In addition, the downtown development authority is requesting an increase from last year’s $16,000 to $23,450 in FY 2015. The DDA will receive rental fees set later in the meeting, which will help offset the requested increase. The water department budget will remain at $151,000, reflecting the same amount budgeted for FY2014. A work session will be scheduled later in the month to complete the budget.