New city firefighters make less than $15 an hour, a lower starting pay rate than city parks laborers earn.
The issue came up at last week’s Marion City Council meeting when a city resident questioned the existing pay rates for city parks employees, rates that went before city council for approval.
“I’m not trying to say that’s not an important job, but in the grand scheme of things, if I need my park to look pretty or my house not to burn down, I’m going to choose house not burning down,” said Christian Dunston, an East Fairground Street resident.
– PUB DATE: 2/4/2020 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Marion Star
Source: SEAFC National Fire News