Selma Firefighters appear at Selma City Council Work Session

Published 11:58 am Friday, May 20, 2022

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Members of the Selma Fire Department appeared at the Selma City Council Work Session on Thursday at Council Chambers for a proposed pay plan.

Interim Selma Fire Chief Franklin Edwards, Assistant Interim Fire Chief Walter Dailey and other SFD members all appeared at the meeting.

As part of the Mayor’s Report, Edwards addressed the city council about a proposed pay plan for firefighters rank by rank. Edwards said that Mayor James Perkins Jr. wanted a plan from the SFD. The pay adjustment is based on experience.

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Perkins recommend that the council vote on the matter at Tuesday’s city council meeting. He also said the pay plan was approved two years ago.

City Councilman Clay Carmichael asked Edwards when was the pay plan approved. Edwards said two years ago.

Carmichael said he needs to see the minutes of that meeting and doubts it  was approved.

Edwards said it was the same plan under former SFD Chief Chris Graham and interim SFD Gabriel Sharpe.

Councilwoman Jannie Thomas asked Perkins how would this affect the finances going forward.

Perkins said it’s the same budget and won’t affect things.

Camrichael said he wants to see how it would look in the 2022 Fiscal Budget.

City Council President Billy Young said the council will look into the matter before they vote Tuesday.