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Hallock Council sets COLA increase at 6.5%

By Anna Jauhola The Hallock City Council approved a 6.5 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) increase for its hourly employees for 2023 during a special meeting on Monday, Dec. 19. The COLA takes effect this pay period, which will culminate in the first paycheck of the new year. The council held the special meeting…

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Lancaster Council sets final levy, COLA increases

By Anna Jauhola The Lancaster City Council approved its 2023 budget and cost of living increases for employees during its final meeting of the year on Wednesday, Dec. 14. In November, the council discussed three options for the 2023 payroll rates – 2 percent plus one step, 3 percent plus one step or 4 to…

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