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ERC approves 2014-15 budget for publication with salary increase attached

Numbers were the name of the game during the Emporia Recreation Commission's meeting Monday.

The board approved the comprehensive insurance plan for fiscal year 2014/15, as well as the ERC budget for publication. Director Tom McEvoy:

Approximately $3.6 million is slated for fiscal year 2014/15, spread across the general fund and the employee benefit fund. McEvoy says the ERC's valuation has increased -- another good problem to have.

The board also approved salary increases for non-elected personnel. The assistant director, as well as administrative and maintenance personnel, will receive increases anywhere from 2 percent to 6 percent. McEvoy says this will make Rec Center employees' salaries competitive with their peers in these fields.

In other business, the board discussed the future auctioning-off of their pool and snooker tables. The game room will be eliminated with the upcoming remodel, therefore the tables will need to go to a new home. No date or time for an auction has been set in stone. McEvoy says those tables have been a part of the Lee Beran Rec Center since 1977.

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