Tue. Nov 28th, 2023
Camdenton is the latest Lake Area community to increase wages for hourly city workers including police.
City Administrator Jeff Hooker says it’s the second time in just a few months that raises have been granted…
“Our police officers, our entry level police officers last October got a dollar an hour raise. January 1, they will get an additional $2.05 raise. My entry level pay raise we’re giving in January, that puts my entry level police officer to $17.50 an hour. After six months, they’ll probably go to $18 an hour. And then a lot of times, my newer guys work night shift, and that’s a dollar an hour. So they’re up to $19 an hour, which is comparable with what Camden County and some of the other agencies are doing.”
Lake Ozark and Camden County recently approved similar hourly worker pay hikes.
“We are growing. People can see as they drive through on 54 Kwik Kar is there and it’s doing amazing business behind that. Culver’s is being built across the street. Scooters is coming in. Another fast food restaurant that I haven’t been told is coming in. Things are exciting in Camdenton. We got our first brewery in about six, seven months ago. The VA put their huge clinic in there. We’ve got several businesses popping up all the time, so we are we are growing, which is good.”
Hooker spoke on Morning Magazine on NewsTalk KRMS.