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City takes care of its employees

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  City of Albany employees will get a nice stocking stuffer this year: a bonus.

And you could get a little tax break next year.

All full time city employees will get an appreciation award of $600. When the economy took a dive, city manager Al Lott required all departments to cut non essential spending by 25%.

Now the city expects to have a $720,000 surplus. Lott wants to reward employees for a job well done, by turning some of that money into a bonus for them. 

"It seemed only appropriate then to, as I said before, look out for the troops and the employees who had done the work and give them something of a payment for a job well done."

The bonuses will cost the city about $582,000 and if approved at next week's regular meeting, will be paid out December 18th.

The city also expects to give taxpayers a break too, by rolling back the millage rate during the budget process next spring.

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