Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Everly council approves wage increases

City employees to get $1 hourly hike

The Everly City Council handled a variety of New Year business during its meeting Monday.

Wage increases for city employees garnered the bulk of discussion. The council in previous years had approved wage increases based on a percentage; however, this year they shifted gears and instead OK’d a $1-per-hour hike for each city employee.

“I think you’ve gotta pay the people that take care of you,” said Mayor Ron Thompson.

A 5 percent wage increase was originally proposed. Council Member Shaun Iske noted that a 5 percent hike was approved for each of the past two years with the stipulation that emp...