Good news for Dothan city employees. For the second year in a row they will receive a raise. City workers will get a 1.25 percent raise.
That goes for all full time, part-time, and seasonal employees.Commissioners unanimously approved the wage increase at Tuesday's meeting.
City Manager Mike West said the pay increase helps the city keep existing employees---while attracting new ones.
"In order to recruit good employees you have to have competitive wages. If someone else is paying more money than we're paying then most of the employees will go," said West.
Employees didn't get a raise for three years during the economic down turn. But a slight increase in sales tax revenue makes the wage increase possible for second year.
"We're ahead of our self on some of the other areas of revenue and expenditures are down and we feel we can safely afford to do this without having a negative effect on the budget," explained West.
Employees will notice the increase on their first check in October.