CARBON HILL - The Carbon Hill City Council voted Thursday to give two workers at the Carbon Hill Senior Citizen Center a $1 per hour raise, effective with the Oct. 14 pay period.The council discussed …
CARBON HILL - The Carbon Hill City Council voted Thursday to give two workers at the Carbon Hill Senior Citizen Center a $1 per hour raise, effective with the Oct. 14 pay period.
The council discussed the matter at the Sept. 27 council meeting. No discussion was held at Thursday's meeting before the vote.
Mayor Mark Chambers, District 4 Councilman Chandler Gann and District 5 Councilman Jason Chambers were absent from Thursday's meeting. District 1 Councilman McClain Burrough served as mayor pro tem and presided at the meeting.
At a recent meeting, workers at the center asked for a raise, Mayor Mark Chambers said on Sept. 27. Priscilla Trussell is the director and Daisy Phillips is the assistant.
"They make $7.25 an hour, minimum wage," he said at the time. "I just wanted to ask you to think about it before now and the next meeting. We've given the rest of the city really $2 an hour since I've been here, but they haven't received anything."
City Clerk Nanette Brown said at that meeting the two employees work from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The mayor noted that the two help to cook meals and provide activities for the elderly, but have been left out of past raises for city workers.
The only other action at Thursday's meeting was to hear from Larry Colburn about drainage and other issues at his residence. The council asked for time for the mayor to look into the situation.