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Mayor and city employees get pay increase

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Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. (Photo by Keith Phillips)

The City of Vicksburg’s Board of Mayor and Alderman adopted a budget on Wednesday which included pay raises for employees.

Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. will now make a salary of $126,520.13 which is a $20,000 pay increase.  Northward and Southward Alderman salary will be $87,787.41.

Northward Alderman Michael Mayfield, Sr. recused himself from voting on the budget. It eventually passed with Flaggs and Southward Alderman Alex Monsour voting yes.

The new budget gives a five percent pay raise full time police officers, firefighter/EMT and paramedics. All other city employees are to gain a three percent raise under the new budget. Minimum wage also went from $8.50 to $9 an hour for city employees.

The new pay raises are set to go in effect on October 6, 2021.

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