COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) - Columbus city employees may see an increase in their paychecks this year. The Columbus Consolidated Government is considering a 0.5 % pay hike for city employees and 0.25 % increase for retirees effective next month.
The proposal is part of a spending hike that includes an $11 million mid-year budget increase generated from unspent money in the 2011 fiscal budget.
The plan also calls for a $2.5 million allocation for a new Public Safety Integrated Management System.
This will allow police officers to instantly input crimes into a database. Right now, officers have to wait until they return to the police department before logging information into the current system.
Demolition projects are earmarked for $570,000, while $6.8 million will go toward a massive vehicle replacement plan that encompasses 72 new vehicles for city departments.
The police department would receive 2 new SUV's and 21 patrol cars. Parks and Rec., the sheriff's department and Marshal's Office are also on the list to get new car, trucks and or vans.