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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
Huntsville leaders gave an okay to pay retired city employees a one-time pay supplement. In all, the city will be paying roughly $600,000 in city funds to those retirees.
The bill enabling the payments was approved by the state legislature earlier this year. Before Thursday's vote, at least a half-dozen city governments had approved the payments.
Councilman Bill Kling said it will likely average out to about $600 per retired employee. The money each retired city employee receives is determined by the number of years they worked for the city. A one-time benefit like this has not happened in at least five years.
Kling said it's a small price to pay to help those who've helped Huntsville.
“Look at the foundation that was laid by the people who retired, the great job they have done,” said Kling. “Huntsville historically has always been a good city. We've been clean, had good roads. We've had good law enforcement. And that is the people out there who are retired who did all of this."
The city is able to split the total cost to taxpayers between two years.