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May 2, 2014

Fultondale workers with degrees to get raises

FULTONDALE —

Fultondale city employees with college degrees got a raise this week. 

During a meeting on Monday, the city council voted to follow the Jefferson County Personnel Board guidelines to grant “education premiums” to city workers. 

Employees with associate degrees will receive a 5-percent raise, those with four-year degrees will receive a 10-percent raise and employees with master’s degrees will receive a 15-percent increase in their pay. 

Some Fultondale employees, including those in public safety, were already receiving the extra pay. Monday’s vote gives all employees across the board the same pay premiums. 

Also on Monday, Fultondale schools got a boost to the pocketbook.

The city of Fultondale donated almost $50,000 to the city’s public schools; Fultondale donates funds to the schools every year. 

This year’s totals included $16,050 to Fultondale High School and $20,330 to Fultondale Elementary School. The city donates $25 per student at each school. 

In addition, the city council gave $11,500 to the high school athletics program. 

In other business, the council:
• declared four vehicles as surplus — a Ford Explorer, Dodge Durango and two Chevrolet pickups — and voted to sell them on govdeals.com
• authorized a street light to be installed at the intersection of Stouts Road and the Rails to Trails walking path 
• heard from Barbara Sistrunk, who announced a Fultondale Citizens Prayer Walk Saturday, with the theme Unity and Blessings for Fultondale. Participants will meet at the Norwood Clinic shopping center between 8 and 9 a.m., where they will then walk to Fultondale First Baptist Church. There will be a rally at the church at 10 a.m., featuring singers George Weeks and Michelle Cook, and the Rev. A.B. Sutton as the speaker. For more information, call Sistrunk at 841-8586 or 603-4614.
• changed the May 26 council meeting to May 27, 11:30 a.m., because May 26 is Memorial Day. City hall will be closed on Memorial Day. 

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