Council members hear report from FDOT on Highway 77 project

Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 02:40 PM.

“This won’t cost the city anything,” Miner told the council.

“This won’t hurt the people who are already working there or their wages?” the mayor asked.

“Not at all,” Everett replied. He said the state requires new jobs in areas deemed a Rural Area of Critical Economic Concern are required to pay 115 percent of the state’s average wage. According to the resolution, Westpoint Home commits to pay an average wage of $10.36 per hour, which is 70 percent of the state average wage.

Washington County is considered a Rural Area of Critical Economic Concern, Everett said.

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