City OKs budget

By MELISSA ARNOLD State Journal Staff Writer Published:

Frankfort's City Commission Monday approved a budget of $25,544,331 for the 2003-2004 fiscal year that provides a 3 percent raise for full-time city employees.

An ordinance creating the position of police information technology officer was adopted.

"This will be an officer who will take care of the computer system in the police department, and this does create a new position," Mayor Bill May said.

Some of the officer's responsibilities include the supervision of records section employees, administration of the police department's records management system (RMS), and training of employees and officers in how to use RMS.

Other duties include researching emerging technology as well as serving as a liaison with the Plant Board's and the city's computer specialists.

Also approved was an ordinance creating the position of emergency preparedness coordinator to serve in the fire department as an assistant to the chief. The coordinator will also be a liaison to state, local and federal agencies as well as prepare numerous reports and statistical analyses.

The a $25. 5 million budget is a 1.7 percent increase over the previous year.

For more on this story, see the latest State Journal.

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