The Lafayette City-Parish Council has passed two ordinances that tie automatic employee raises to income growth.
Both ordinances – one for police employees, the other for city-parish employees – would give a 2 percent raise annually as long as income growth conditions are met. The fire department’s employees already have an automatic raise that’s required by state law.
Also on the agenda is an introductory ordinance that would authorize the acceptance of about $440,000 in Federal Highway Administration money that will be used, in combination with about $110,000 in city money, to build a roundabout at Girard Park Drive and Hospital Drive.
Another ordinance up for introduction would authorize city-parish officials to apply for a grant from the National Fitness Campaign that would be used to build a fitness court. If the city-parish wins the grant, the general fund would have to contribute $30,000 to the project, and would have to raise $60,000 via community contributions.
The fitness court is an outdoor circuit training installation, similar to the one already installed at Girard Park. The National Fitness Campaign handles only installations of one brand of fitness court, which was invented by the founder of the campaign. The campaign offers grants to governments, companies and schools who then must contribute money and raise funds to cover the cost of the courts.
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Here’s the full agenda: