Flomaton OKs one-time $400 step raise

Council also OKs funds to help chief to hire more police officers

Employees with the town of Flomaton will get a Christmas bonus of sorts after the town council voted Tuesday afternoon to give all employees a $400 one-time step raise.

Mayor Pro tem Jim Johnson, chairing Monday’s meeting due to Mayor Dewey Bondurant’s absence, noted the council was able to give employees $300 last year and the recommendation was to give them $400 this year. Johnson noted money would come out of the town’s General Fund. The council voted unanimously to give the raise.

The council also approved up to $12,000 to allow Police Chief Johnny Wilson to hire two people and send them t...