The Taylorville Street and Sewer Department workers will see a three percent in their next paycheck after a city council vote at Monday night’s special city council meeting. The board voted 6-0 to give the AFSCME Council 31 Local 3349 the three percent raise in 2017.
Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry says the raise is retroactive and this ends negotiations with the union for the time being.
Barry says he’s pleased that both sides have a resolution in this matter for now, and that he hopes other negotiations can start to get settled.
Also discussed at Monday’s meeting was a mathematical error made in the city’s appropriations for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The error was an over-calculation and has been corrected. A public hearing will be scheduled for prior to the next city council meeting so residents can view the city’s appropriations for the coming year. The next regularly scheduled board meeting is scheduled for July 17th at 7 p.m.