LANCASTER – Lancaster City Council approved a resolution Tuesday that will contribute $10,000 of 2012-13 city funds to the Industrial Development Authority.
City Council members voted 5-0 in favor of the resolution. Councilwoman Maggie Mick, who is married to Garrard County Economic Development Director Nathan Mick, abstained from the vote.
The resolution, drafted by Councilman Bret Baierlein and slightly amended by City Attorney Leonard Smith, requires the IDA to present a budget for how it will use the money before actually receiving the funds. The money can be used to help fund Nathan Mick’s position or for any other expense related to economic development.
Millard Rose, sewer superintendent, spoke on behalf of a group of water and sewer employees who feel raises have not been fairly distributed among city employees.
“We want to be treated fair and equal,” Rose said.
Baierlein and Maggie Mick pointed out that over the past two years all city employees have received 6.73 percent raises.