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.