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BG council OKs 1-time lump sum payment, puts charter amendment on ballot PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 19 August 2013 20:56

All City of Bowling Green employees were granted a one-time, one percent lump sum payment by city council Monday night.

Finance Committee Chairperson Bob McOmber reminded council that they 2013 budget it approved last fall contained a 1 percent raise for all city employees. "This is more prudent because it is a one-time payment and does not affect the salary base into the future," McOmber said.

He explained the city finances are better then projected, with the help of a larger than anticipated estate tax payment and a refund from the state workers compensation fund.

City Finance Director Brian Bushong said after the meeting the one-time payment will cost $155,000.

Council also:

Approved a resolution to place the proposed charter amendment to prohibit hydraulic fracturing on the November ballot. Council President John Zanfardino said council's vote was the only choice its had for an initiative petition that had been certified with enough valid signatures by the Wood County Board of Elections.

Introduced and gave first reading to an ordinance that would prohibit hydraulic fracturing in the city and make a violation a misdemeanor of the first degree.



Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2013 21:10

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