On Tuesday evening, Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston alerted Knox City Council members that he received a notification from the state about the way the city of Knox administers payroll to city employees.
Houston said the way payroll has been done up until now is that it is provided twice a month. However, the state said there were certain times where there either too many or not enough days in a particular pay period. He said now paychecks for city employees will be distributed bi-weekly, on every other Friday.
After speaking to various employees about the change, Houston said he didn’t hear any negative feedback. In fact, he reported that people seemed happy with the consistency of the new method since in the past there were certain times where they had to wait longer for a paycheck than other times.