Employee pay raises dominate Red Bud City Council discussion

SWORN IN–At Monday night’s Red Bud City Council meeting, officials that were elected in April took their oaths of office. They were: City Clerk Joanne Cowell, Treasurer Michael Doiron, Alderman Mike Rheinecker, Alderman Jeremy DeMond, Mayor Susan Harbaugh, Alderman Kyle Donjon, Alderman Rodney Nevois and Alderman Alan Piel.

Pay raises for city employees has been a big issue for the Red Bud City Council for most of this year, and it was the biggest topic of discussion at Monday night’s council meeting.

The easy part of the pay raise discussion was approved in the consent agenda, where they approved an annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) raise of 6.5 percent directly to each of the city employees.

For more from the city council meeting, please see this week’s print edition.