Leadership

Fund to Increase Salaries in Water Department of Atlanta

Issue 20 and Volume 62.

Fund to Increase Salaries in Water Department of Atlanta A resolution has been introduced into the city council at Atlanta, Ga., whereby through decreasing the discount allowed by the city for water bill payments from 23 per cent, to 15 per cent., a fund will be provided for increasing the salary of every employee earning $60 or less per month. This includes firemen and water works employes. The present water rate is 80 cents per month. The discount of 25 per cent, allowed by the city reduces this rate virtually to 40 cents per month, providing the water bill is paid by a certain date of the month. The discount of 15 per cent., as proposed, would decrease the rate from 80 cents to 68 cents, minimum, under the same condition. It is estimated that a sum of $75,000 or $80,000 a year additional would be realized by the carrying…

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