LITTLE ROCK CARNET: Port Authority approves salary increases | Study of Water Use Permission Rates in Central Arkansas

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Port Agency Board OK Pay Increases

Members of the Little Rock Port Authority board of directors approved merit and cost-of-living pay increases for employees at a meeting on Wednesday.

The $72,000 amendment to the fiscal year 2022 budget was approved in a voice vote without discussion by board members.

The amendment included $50,000 for the port to operate the old Delta Dental building and about $20,000 for increased pay, including benefits, for the remainder of the year, said the executive director of the port, Bryan Day, to the members of the board of directors.

The base salary increase will be 2% with the possibility of an additional 2% merit increase.

Utility Tariff Study Contract Approved

The Central Arkansas Water Board of Commissioners at a meeting Thursday approved a rate study contract with consulting firm Raftelis for $157,860.

The purpose of the rate study is “to establish sufficient revenues to cover utility operating costs through 2027 and long-term capital costs,” according to board documents.

The motion was approved in a voice vote.

Mayor, employees celebrate June 19

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. acknowledged the June 16 holiday in a video message released Friday.

“While it may take years to see progress, we believe there is a brighter future and brighter days ahead, and we are continuing to move forward,” Scott said.

Scott also noted that on Monday, City of Little Rock employees will observe Juneteenth as a paid holiday for the first time.

“I encourage my team and all members of the community to attend June 19 events or spend time doing their part to recognize our history and commit to building a better future,” he said. .

Juneteenth at the zoo discounts planned

The Little Rock Zoo will be offering discounted admission on Monday June 19, according to a recent zoo newsletter.

All admissions will be $2 off.

“Our observance of Juneteenth naturally aligns with our values ​​of diversity at the zoo. We hope you can join us,” the newsletter reads.

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