Ecru aldermen budget raises for next year

By Pontotoc Progress

ECRU – Aldermen approved a 5 percent pay increase for all Ecru employees in a recent budget meeting.
During a special work session last Thursday, the Board of Aldermen met to fine-tune budget details for the upcoming fiscal year. With about $771,000 projected for 2012-2013, minor changes in the general fund and in each department were reviewed.
Primary changes in the budget were in the area of salaries for town employees. A 5 percent increase for town clerk, water clerk, water superintendent and the two maintenance employees was approved.
A budget should be finalized at the board’s Sept. 4 meeting.