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Kenly to consider staff raises, sweepstakes center

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KENLY — Town employees could be in line for a raise when the Kenly Town Council holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Following a pay study discussed in October, the council will vote on an across-the-board pay increase for all employees to make salaries comparable with other Johnston County municipalities, according to Town Manager Michael Douglas.

Council members will hold a public hearing on a proposed internet sweepstakes business seeking to open in Kenly’s Food Lion shopping center. Members of the public are invited to speak.

Douglas reminds residents that the town of Kenly’s annual fall cleanup began Friday and continues through Sunday, Nov. 11.

Items that will not be picked up include building materials, tires and wet paint. Residents are encouraged to place all other items on the curbside and they will be removed.

According to Douglas white goods that includes appliances will be picked up, although motor vehicles and natural debris from recent hurricane damage that should have already been removed will not be collected.

“Residents are encouraged not to allow out-of-town residents to dump items on their property as part of the cleanup,” said Douglas. “This is a project that has been instituted to help only residents of town of Kenly.”

Douglas also reported that since the October council meeting, Kenly has been able to renegotiate several contracts with vendors that are expected to save the town almost $90,000 within the first year.

The Kenly Town Council was originally scheduled to meet on Nov. 12, but the meeting was postponed a day due to the Veterans Day holiday.