Jonesboro council to discuss salaries at meeting

Jonesboro council to discuss salaries at meeting

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Jonesboro City Council will meet Tuesday night to discuss a variety of things including salaries for elected officials and insurance for city employees.

At their first meeting of the year, the council's Finance and Administration committee will look at the salary issue for Mayor Harold Perrin, City Clerk Donna Jackson and the 12 members of the city council.

According to the council's agenda, the committee is set to discuss the issue.

The city approved its 2017 budget on Dec. 20, with $2 million each set aside for operations and maintenance and capital improvements.

The committee is also expected to discuss an ordinance to waive competitive bidding and authorize a contract with USABLE to provide insurance coverage for city employees this year. According to the agenda, there will be a date change from Jan. 1 to Feb. 1 for annual enrollment on insurance.

The committee meets at 4:45 p.m., followed by a Public Works Committee meeting at 5 p.m.

As for the council meeting, council members are also expected to discuss several zoning and drainage related ordinances.

The council meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Jonesboro Municipal Center.

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