On Monday night, Feb. 25, those differences were laid to rest.
The three council members approved a two-percent raise for employees, bringing wages back to where they were before federal deductions were taken out at the start of the year.
An additional one-percent raise was also agreed on. The one-percent amounts to about 25 cents an hour per employee.
Council members conferred with city manager Ron Goulart over the last two weeks and were able to agree on the recommended amount.
In addition to agreeing on employee raises, a host of new business got unanimous approval from the council.
Among the new business was a proposal for an intersection improvement and site development agreement. The agreement was read by city attorney Robert Stultz.
The Catoosa County Development Authority and the city are being asked to build a new intersection and traffic light.
The agreement stated that in the case there is not a development and an increase in property taxes and sales tax revenue, then Armour Commercial Real Estate Co. agrees to pay back a letter of credit after seven years.
Though the council listened to the specifics of the contract, the possibility of a new intersection and development had them excited about the proposal.
A new intersection with a traffic light would create easier access in the development on the other side of Battlefield Parkway where Crye Leike Realtors and other establishments currently are located, said council member Earl Gray.
A new intersection would increase the value of the property where real estate company owner Larry Armour plans to build several new business complexes.