Opp employees to get 3% raise

Published 1:42 am Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Opp City Council, in its last meeting of this administration, voted to give city employees a raise.

The raise will be 3 percent for all city employees.

“Every year since I have been in office we have given them a 3 percent raise and that’s something we wanted to do before we left office,” Mayor John Bartholomew said. “It’s something I started. Our employees work very hard and we appreciate them. I challenge the future mayor and council to do a better job than we have done and leave the city in better shape. I’m leaving the city in better shape than it was when I came in.”

Additionally, they:

  • Appointed James and Linda Clifton and Charlotte Hunt to the Downtown Redevelopment Association board;
  • Agreed to take down a fence at the Hardin Street Activity Center next to Councilwoman Mary Brundidge’s property;
  • Approved renewing Sonoco’s lease. The city is currently receiving $2,000 a month from Sonoco for the property rental. The rental period is from Nov. 1, 2016 until Oct. 31, 2017 or when the purchase is final. The city has already made the proclamation to give the to Sonoco, Bartholomew said. Sonoco will purchase the property for $1.
  • OK’d spending $7,500 for a police CAD system and $200 per month for maintenance.

According to the proposal from Newnan, Ga.-based CGI Systems LLC, who had the low bid, they will install a core CAD system at the dispatch station that will allow dispatchers to play with it.

CGI Systems. already has 18 Alabama clients, including Geneva, Coffee, Crenshaw, Butler and Conecuh County.

  • Appointed Dr. Charles Burgess to the airport board.