By Luke Brantley
WINFIELD — The Winfield City Council voted to move forward with plans to give a one-time pay raise to all full-time and part-time city employees using American Rescue Plan funds during its regular meeting on Thursday, Jan. 20.
The raise had been a subject of discussion for several weeks after mayor Randy Price asked the council to make sure they were keeping track of the numerous projects the city was undertaking which were eligible for the same funds.
The council reviewed a list of cost estimates on city projects that are underway or have been planned. Projects include replacing heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in city buildings, repairing the sewer system at the Winfield Community Center and several water system upgrades around the city. The total of all of these projects combined comes out to over $650,000.
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