New Bristol, VA budget plan would increase city fees

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A new budget plan calls for an increase in city fees and a pay raise for city employees. 

During Wednesday night’s city council meeting, City Manager Randy Eads presented a draft operating budget that includes a three percent pay raise for city staff.

The budget includes $5,000 for Eads salary. When hired as city manager, Eads spent time working without a contract and this budget proposal includes his salary for his current contract.

An additional $6,000 was also asked for in the budget to assist the city manager’s office for employees. 

City residents could see an increase in garbage collection. The money generated would go to purchase a liner for the city’s landfill along with future liners. 

The rate would be tentatively raised from $22 to $33. 

A public hearing on the budget is set for April 16. This budget is just in the proposal phase at this time. 

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