Published Tue, Dec 18, 2012 7:27 am Dateline
Starting in 2014, members of Athens City Council will make a little more money.
An ordinance passed Monday night gives council members a one percent raise. The ordinance establishes the salary at $7,537 in 2014. It goes up to $7,612 dollars annually in 2015.
The president of Athens City Council will make a little more, $9,375 in 2014 and $9,469 the year after.
City Council also approved the 2013 budget during the meeting.
It totals $33.7 million dollars. That’s ALL the numerous funds maintained by the city.
The General Fund total is $12.7 million. That’s the account used to run the police and fire departments, the two biggest in terms of personnel costs.
The Athens Police Department budget is $3.5 million.
The Fire Department’s is $3 million.