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Pay freeze for city employees
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IN BRIEF: For the first time in 30 years, city of Conyers employees won't be receiving pay increases or bonuses due to budget constraints that will keep the millage rate from increasing next year.

Anticipating a large decrease in revenues over the next year, the city of Conyers is bracing for budget cuts in almost every department in order to adopt a balanced budget for the 2013 fiscal year.

Forecasting a revenue decrease of almost $700,000, city officials plan to remedy the short-fall by opting to for-go the annual 5 percent performance increase for employees in addition to "freezing" the 12 positions currently vacant throughout City departments. By doing so, the City anticipates receiving and spending an estimated $12,880,729 between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.

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