Aug 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm
The Grand Forks Public Library may seek a one mill increase phased in over two years to help bring employee salaries up to a comparable market level. The plan was introduced at a budget work session of the city council this week. A recent pay study found workers were a collectively 335-thousand dollars below the level of their peers elsewhere. The library has not seen an increase in the mill allotment since 1992. The proposal includes a combination of spending down cash reserves and using new revenues to bring pay levels up to a market standard over a four year period.