W. Baton Rouge council funds parish fire dept. - KNOE 8 News; KNOE-TV; KNOE.com |

W. Baton Rouge council funds parish fire dept.

Posted: Updated:

PORT ALLEN, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The West Baton Rouge Parish Council has adopted a $1.4 million half-year budget for the newly consolidated parish-wide fire department.

Parish Financial Officer Phillip Bourgoyne says the budget, which takes effect July 1, sets aside $422,000 in salaries for 19 firefighters and $50,000 for overtime contingencies.

The council met Thursday to approve the budget.

Earlier this year, the council merged the six municipal fire departments into one parish-wide entity.

The next largest line item in the budget, $165,313, is the employer's contribution to the firefighters' retirement fund.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KNOE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.