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New Iberia Council to discuss raises

Posted: 12:21 PM, Oct 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-02 13:21:45-04

The New Iberia City Council meets in regular session today at 5:30 p.m. with a number of items on the agenda.

The council is slated to set a public hearing for its annual budget, and hire an accounting firm to audit the city’s books.

Also on the agenda are two items that deal with city employee salaries. One would approve a Municipal Government Civil Service Salary Structure to reflect only the increase in pay ranges without affecting minimum pay rates. The second would authorize a 2 percent raise for all civil service employees, effective November 1. That’s the minimum pay raise which is required annually in the city’s Municipal Civil Service Rules.

Another resolution would authorize Mayor Freddie Decourt to enter into a contract with a law firm to join litigation for damages against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

And there will be a public hearing on an ordinance that would authorize the mayor to sign a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the State for the Bayou Teche Museum Expansion and George Rodrigue Park project.

The council is set to set public hearings for the 2018-19 budget and for an ordinance that would change the boundaries of the New Iberia Highway 14 Economic Development District No. 1.

The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers.