By Jeff Noble / Staff Writer
A pay adjustment for several Corbin Public Works Department employees was approved by the Corbin City Commission during their special meeting Wednesday morning.
The action puts them in line with other city employees who are getting $8.75 an hour.
Mayor Willard McBurney, along with Commissioners Ed Tye, Bruce Hodge, Joe Shelton and Suzie Razmus, voted in favor of the adjustment.
It was noted those Public Works employees affected by the pay adjustment had been getting $8.24 an hour. But when the city granted a half-dollar an hour raise to the employees late this spring, the total went up to $8.74 an hour.
During the June 10 City Commission meeting, it was announced that all full-time Public Works and Corbin Recycling employees would get a small raise this year of 50 cents an hour. At that session in June, City Manager Marlon Sams said the Budget Committee agreed in the new budget for fiscal year 2013-14 to start out any new seasonal or part-time hires in Public Works and Corbin Recycling at $8 an hour. He added if those employees were hired full-time, they would be raised to $8.75 an hour.
To bring those employees up to snuff on the situation, the city will go back to July 1 and make the one-cent pay adjustment.
The commission also gave approval to authorize McBurney to sign a $74,343 Airport Improvement Program grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). That grant would be used by the London-Corbin Airport to cover some of the survey work on the west end, near the intersection of I-75.
The airport is co-owned by the cities of Corbin and London.
In other actions, the commission accepted the resignation of Matthew Adkins from the city’s Public Works Department, and approved a 2012 tax refund of $99.96 for Ted Hedrick, who was eligible for the Homestead Exemption.
By Jeff Noble / Staff Writer
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