The sewer rates are a "side" issue, dear. The real issue is how the city is gouging taxpayers in THIS economy to give employees $5 an hour raises. The city was "broke" which is what prompted the sewer rate increase. So, it should go without saying that when the city is no longer "broke", the money should go to the areas in which the taxpayers are suffering. Who gets that sort of raise as a government employee in this economy?<quoted text> The sewer department didnt get $5.00 raises. The police got the biggest raises. And that money doesnt come from the 66% sewer increase. And none of the sewer rate money can be used on general fund. Get your facts together before you post on this site. You may be a very smart person so dont get caught up in this mud slinging. Why arent Larry and Gaynell looking for the money that was stolen. This mayor hasnt done anything crooked. He has just let the police make him look a little foolish. And the surplus from the sewer has been used to pay down debt and to cover the reserve fund. None has been used for general fund. I dont think that most people know that the general fund and sewer are kept apart.
The big "winners" here are Ted Calvert who went from $7.25 an hour to $23.99 an hour---$16.74 raise**, Layne Troutman, who received a $3.31 raise to $30.74 an hour, Ken Bernardi at $5.12, Besednjak at $4.40, Steven Clar at $4.766, Jason Ellison at $4.72, George Jetter at $4.75, Michael Miller at $5.06, Mike odonnell at $4.76, Jason Paulley $4.76, Dan Patchin $4.65, Jason Paulley $4.76, Proffitt at $4.76, Puckett at $5, Jason Rives at $4.80, Jeremy Schmidt at $4.40, Michael Smith at $6.16***, Tim wade at $4.50, Bryan Whittaker at $4.98, and Jeremy Wilson at $4.72.
Since I've names "winners", you may also want to know who the "losers" are, so kindly point to any shepherdsville taxpayer and you have the answer.
I *believe* that only three of the officers names actually have degrees.
I am all about people earning a living wage but these raises in THIS economy are just nuts.
As far as your comment about "mudslinging", you may want to read this thread again with the purpose of comprehension in mind. Clearly, I redirected the poster who tried desperately to turn this into a thread about a dummy in jail.*That* was mudslinging.