City Council has first reading on pay raises
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 11:00 AM
The Madison City Council on Tuesday held the first reading on an ordinance that would increase the salary of elected officials and city employees by 2 percent for the 2014 budget.
Clerk-Treasurer Bill Kalb said the ordinance must be approved before Nov. 1.
In other business:
Police Chief Dan Thurston said Lt. Rick Mundt and his new K-9, Eros, will begin work Sunday.
Leaf pick-up will begin Tuesday. A Leaf Vac will be downtown and on the hilltop beginning on the west side of town and heading east. No big sticks, trash or other items will be picked up.
Questions can be directed to the Street Department at (812) 265-8304.
City Hall and the transfer station will be closed Monday for Columbus Day. Garbage pick-up and recycling will be delayed by one day.
The Council heard a presentation from Proclaim As One Inc., an outreach ministry that speaks in schools in an effort to lower drug use and increase graduation rates.
Gary Godbey, president of Proclaim As One, said the event would be in September 2014 and would cost around $50,000 to be paid for by the city, county, school or churches for a five-year period.
Though a religious group, Godbey said Proclaim As One speakers will not talk about religion unless they are asked a question about it.
The Council took no action on the issue but said they would look into it.
Red, White and Boo will be held Oct. 31 at the Broadway Fountain. The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Community Relations Coordinator Andrew Forrester said the city looked at moving the event to the weekend, but didn't want to mess with any other plans that had already been made.
City Council's next meeting, Oct. 22, will be Student Government Day. Students from Madison Consolidated High School government classes will spend the day with city officials and conduct the Council meeting.
The traffic committee of City Council will meet at 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 24.