Everly council approves wage increases
City employees to get $1 hourly hike
January 19, 2023
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 stipulati...