by Bernie O'Donnell, 13WMAZ.com
- Mayor Chuck Shaheen proposed a 3 percent cost-of-living pay raise for city workers.
- The pay increase would not require a corresponding millage increase, according to Shaheen's budget statement.
- This year's approved budget is about $35.7 million, and Shaheen said FY 2014 should be about the same.
Warner Robins' mayor proposed a 2014 budget with no millage increase and a 3 percent pay hike for city workers.
Mayor Chuck Shaheen released his budget statement to the council Wednesday.
The two-page statement does not include a bottom-line total for his proposed budget.
But he said his general-fund budget is about the same amount as the total approved for this year -- about $35.7 million.
Other features of the proposed budget, according to Shaheen:
The budget is balanced -- funds from the general fund should cover city expenses without a tax increase.
Shaheen is asking for three more police employees and 11 new fire department employees. He's recommending that three other jobs, however, be frozen.
He's recommending a 3 percent cost-of-living increase for city employees.
The budget heads to the Warner Robins council for approval.
Shaheen, elected mayor in 2009, has not said whether he will seek a second term in the November city election.