The Knox City Council held more discussion on the 2015 salary ordinance during their meeting this week.
Councilman Don Kring had concerns about the budget and making cuts to the budget. He expressed that he wants to see a raise for the employees but he would hate to see things in the budget that would have to be cut because of the raise.
Councilman Jeff Berg said the employees backbone of the city and it’s a small amount to show appreciation for their loyalty for working hard for the city of Knox. With insurance going up 6.5 percent, the pay increase may help with that cost.
Mayor Rick Chambers commented that potential, qualified employees are turning down the jobs available at Knox because of the low pay.
The ordinance was approved on the third and final reading on a vote of 3 to 1 with Don Kring opposed. One council member was not present to offer a vote on the ordinance.