WILMINGTON NC (WWAY) -- The issue of bonuses for city employees was expected to be a hot button topic at tonight’s city council meeting, but with no public opposition, council passed the motion unanimously.
The Mayor says all of the money for the bonuses and the party for city employees came from payroll cuts and budget reductions over the past two years.
With it's cut backs the city has saved the 1.2 million dollars to fund the bonuses and all departments are challenged to continue to save.
Here are the numbers: $1,000 for current full time employees, pro rated for current part time, $100 for other employees and $7,000 for a party
Mayor Saffo says, “It is time to to say thank you to city employees who have faced cuts”.
With the bonuses coming just in time for the holidays, council members hope the money makes for a Merry Christmas and flows back into the local economy.