With budget time approaching employees at the Fulton County Highway Department have concerns about possible pay raises.
County Highway Superintendent John Geier told the Fulton County Council that his crews are very busy with a lot of different activities including patching, changing out culverts, and finishing up the first round of mowing county right a way’s.
Highway Clerk Leslie Bruner spoke on behalf of all the department employees regarding pay raises as it is getting closer to budget time and concern over how raises are given.
Bruner went on to ask the council, how it is fair to give one department a raise but not all.
During Bruner's speech to the council she noted that with only a three percent raise last year, county highway drivers are still behind what surrounding counties pay. She went on to explain why they feel they should be brought up to average pay.
Fulton Council President Phyl Olinger told the highway workers that were present that they do hear what they are saying, and all comments will be considered coming up at budget time next month.
The county council set budget hearings for July 12 and 13.