Macon council seeks hike in police and firefighter pensions | Politics | Macon.com

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Jun

Macon council seeks hike in police and firefighter pensions | Politics | Macon.com

In a surprise move, the Macon City Council voted Tuesday to see whether retired police and firefighter pensions can be raised by $100 per month.

All the resolution asks is for the Macon Fire & Police Employees Retirement System to ask its actuary, Chuck Carr, whether the fund can financially handle the expense, said Councilman Charles Jones, initial co-sponsor of the legislation with Councilman Ed DeFore.

“If we’re able to do it, we ought to want to do it,” Jones said. “And if they say we can do it, we ought to do it.”

The resolution was defeated before in the council’s Employee Development & Compensation Committee, of which Jones is the chairman. But he moved Tuesday night to disagree with the committee’s decision and take it up for a final vote.

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