cleveland cleveland.com 23 Dec, 2020 02:30 am

In ‘a year like no other,’ Solon council approves $43.5 million budget

In ‘a year like no other,’ Solon council approves $43.5 million budget
Solon City Council approved an operating budget of about $43.5 million for 2021 at its final meeting of the year Monday (Dec. 21).

Council approved wage increases of up to 2.” The wage increases for full-time employees will be in line with approved 2021 pay scales and based on performance evaluations.Pelunis doesn’t support raises Approval of the wage increases was not unanimous, as Ward 2 Councilman Robert Pelunis voted no.A member of the Finance Committee, Pelunis said he was comfortable with the overall budget but asked if the wage increases item could be removed, due to the unstable economy.

“Is it possible that we could approve the budget tonight and then on this item, wait until the first-quarter numbers come in, and if they come in positive, then we can grant the wage increases if we have the funding then?” “I would just feel more comfortable waiting (on the wage increases based on) what’s going on in the community and in the country,” Pelunis said.

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