Proposed Sorrento budget calls for 3 percent pay raises for some town employees


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SORRENTO, Louisiana — After two years of controversy over the Sorrento Police Department, the Town Council now has a bit of good news: a proposed 2015-16 fiscal year budget calling for a 3 percent raise for all town employees working one year or longer.

The Advocate reports ( ) the good news is somewhat limited because the raise will affect only three of the town's seven employees, costing an additional $2,500 a year.

The proposed budget — presented to the council Tuesday — projects $994,000 in revenue and a near $1.1 million in expenditures.

The deficit is projected to be filled using the prior years' fund balance.

Council members plan to hold a public hearing and introduce an ordinance proposing the budget's adoption during a May 5 council meeting.

Information from: The Advocate,

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