After deliberation in executive session during the June 9 meeting Clarkson city commissioners approved the motion of a pay raise.
The discussion initially began on May 12 about examining incomes for city employees, and looking at how long it has been since they received a pay increase.
In a previous story City Commissioner Robert Vincent said he felt a pay raise was due for all city employees with the recent increase in pay for commissioners.
In other business:
•Rising gas prices have caused the city to reevaluate gas reimbursement rates for employees.
Officials approved the motion on June 9 to increase the .28¢ per mile, initially passed in 1994, to the federal mandated rate of .50¢ per mile.
The effective increase will be retroactive, which means employees who traveled miles already this year will be reimbursed for the difference.
•The city needs someone to work 33 days a year to cover the city Clerk and Treasurer Alicia Hayes’ job when she is off work.
Hayes said they are looking at hiring Brenda Stinson to fill the role, and will probably pay her $8 an hour.
•Officials approved 28.996 acres in Webb Station Subdivision to be annexed into the city limits.
The lots, owned by Neil and Kasey Harrison, will be adopted into the taxing district for the city, but will not actually be taxed until next year.
•A special-called meeting is scheduled for June 23 to accept the second reading of the amended budget for fiscal year 2007-08, and adopting the budget for fiscal year 2008-09.