Updated September 11, 2019

Ordinance on first reading was adopted to increase pay for the Pulaski Mayor and Alderman during a monthly meeting Tuesday.

Vicki Harwell and Mayor Pat Ford voted against the increase.

City Attorney Andy Hoover said it had been 25 years since a pay increase for the mayor and alderman in Pulaski.

Alderman Jerry Bryant said he feels they should adopt the increase on the first reading because what we are getting paid does not cover the cost for elections, advertising and driving to Nashville. "I think we all deserve a raise" Bryant added.

If increases are passed on second reading it would give each alderman $3400 an increase from $2800 a year. The mayor would see an increase from $7200 to $12,000 a year.

A second reading will be heard on September 24th at 12:05 p.m.

In other business, there were 3 bids opened on street paving. The bids were from Rogers Group, Wright Paving and Volunteer Paving from Franklin.

City Administrator Terry Harrison was given permission from the board to review bids and award the contract.

The board also approved  an ordinance on second reading to update the Occupational Safety and Health Program Plan.

Parade permits for Life Choice Pregnancy Resource Center on October 6th and Giles County High School on October 18th were approved.