Mayor Summey says spoke to the council at the budget workshop and told them his plan was to get them to a minimum of $15 an hour in a three year time frame starting this coming January.
Hey says in January of 2017, the wage would go up to $12. In January of 2018, the wage would go up to $13.50 and go to $15 in January of 2019.
He says he is trying to set the example.
During the announcement, Mayor Summey said:
“If we expect to entice and keep good employees then we are going to have to pay them a fair wage to live off of.”