Parkersburg City Council discusses pay raise for city employees

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Parkersburg City Council passes an amendment, Tuesday, with the intent to give pay raises to city employees. The amendment would give a 3.2% raise for all city employees, excluding elected officials, department heads and police for the 2019 fiscal year.

This, after a proposed resolution to try and give a similar raise annually for the next five years. Parkersburg Mayor, Tom Joyce, says that would cost one point five million dollars in additional pay roll over the next five years; a plan he called, unnecessary and unrealistic.

Instead council approved the amendment for the 2019 fiscal year alone. Possible pay raises for department heads and police can be discussed in budget planning later in the year.

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