Junction City employees will have a little extra change in their pockets after the first pay period in July.
Junction City Council members implemented a 50 cents an hour raise for all city employees at Thursday's called meeting.
Councilman Keith Richardson raised the question of raises during the first reading of the budget for next fiscal year. Councilman Dale Walls said he was in favor of a raise since there was no raise last year. Mayor G.G. Harmon agreed with the councilmen.
Richardson pushed first for a $1 an hour raise and then a 75 cents an hour raise before other council members and the mayor cautioned him that too drastic of an increase could cause the need to raise taxes. Harmon said he did not like that idea.
Junction City also will add a new part-time police officer no sooner than July 1. The position will consist of up to 24 hours a week and no benefits.