City of Lumberton considering budget cuts

By: Karrie Leggett

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM)- The city of Lumberton is considering pay cuts to trim down expenses, and some city employees feel the cuts are not fair.

Seven on your side talked to employees and police officers who say if approved the cuts will not happen across the board like they were told.

The employees did not want to comment on camera, but they believe cuts will happen to some and not all city employees. They say if the cuts happen that some officers will receive a 50 cent raise while four other officers will get a two dollar cut, and city workers will be cut 50 cents an hour.

According to the employees, the city clerk will not be cut, while the police clerk, court clerk and two deputy clerks will be cut to minimum wage pay.

Also, the mayor and aldermen's pay will be reduced to 50 dollars a month. If the budget cuts are approved they will go in effect October 1st.