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Ordinances filed to raise pay for LCG employees, city marshal's office

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Posted at 4:48 PM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 20:14:29-05

LAFAYETTE, La. — Two introductory ordinances have been filed that would increase pay for all employees of the Lafayette Consolidated Government and the Lafayette City Marshal’s Office.

Ordinance No. 202 would give a 5% general pay increase for all LCG employees who report to the Lafayette City-Parish Council and the Lafayette Mayor-President, as well as those classified under the city-parish municipal civil service system.

In the Fiscal Impact explanation at the bottom of the ordinance, it states that:

  • City General Fund 101 increase in the use of fund balance in the amount of $976,348
  • Parish General Fund 105 increase in the use of fund balance in the amount of $60,321
  • Animal Care Shelter Fund 206 increase in the use of fund balance in the amount of $39,242
  • LIbrary Fund 263 increase in the use of fund balance in the amount of $273,939.
  • Juvenile Detention Facility Fund 265 increase in the use of fund balance in the amount of $56,551
  • Public Health Unit Maintenance Fund 266 increase in the use of fund balance in the amount of $22,170
  • Utilities System Fund 502 increase in the use of fund balance in the amount of $1,137,937
  • Communications System Fund 550 increase in the use of fund balance in the amount of $45,081
  • Environmental Services Fund 550 increase in the use of fund balance in the amount of $45,081
  • Central Vehicle Maintenance Fund 702 increase in the use of fund balance in the amount of $28,251

The 5% general pay raise would increase use of all the fund balances in the total amount of $2,805,874.

Ordinance No. 208 would adopt a pay plan for the Lafayette City Marshal’s Office and amend the budget by authorizing $137,266 from the city general fund.

This ordinance states that the current pay plan’s revision is “necessary to reflect changes in the pay structure to maintain seniority recognition and provide for retention of deputies."

It also states that the ordinance would raise the starting pay rate to “recognize current financial realities for Deputy Marshals.”

This ordinance is similar to one that would change the pay plan for the Lafayette Police Department, which is set for final adoption at the next council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Both ordinances were introduced by District 4 Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux and will be introduced at Tuesday’s council meeting before being voted on for final adoption at its next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19.