- Associated Press - Friday, June 13, 2014

PORT ALLEN, La. (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 tells The Advocate (https://bit.ly/1n8OL20 ) 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.


Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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