Retirees receive raise for living cost

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 23, 2000

Staff Writer

The Troy City Council gave city retirees a cost of living raise Tuesday night.

As a member of the Retirement System of Alabama, the city of Troy is following action by the Alabama Legislature which appropriated money for a cost of living increase.

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Because of that action, the council voted unanimously to give retirees a four-percent cost of living allowance increase.

That expense is incurred by the city, Mayor Jimmy Lunsford said.

In other business, the council:

· Set a public hearing on a property annexation for Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. The property to be discussed is about 80 acres on Elm Street owned by Robert Sellers.

· Accepted thanks from Linda Felton, principal of Charles Henderson High School. She expressed her appreciation because of the city council’s action to help the Troy Board of Education pay for air conditioning in the school’s gym.

In addition to presenting the mayor and council members with copies of the 2000 yearbook, she invited them to the Oct. 6 Homecoming festivities. The 9:30 a.m. assembly will be the first held in what will then be an air conditioned gym.

· Was told of some old Coca Cola bottles uncovered during the demolition of the building that once housed Flattops and Fiddles and the barber shop in the downtown area.

Lunsford said the bottles were made in Troy and were found underneath the original floor.