Clarinda’s volunteer firefighters will be getting a slight raise in the annual stipend they receive from the city.
Meeting in regular session Wednesday, the Clarinda City Council approved a resolution authorizing a stipend increase and a revision to the table of organization for the Clarinda Volunteer Fire Department. City Manager Gary McClarnon says the increase was budgeted for back in January and is included in the city’s budget for this year.
"The last time this was actually updated was March of 2000," said McClarnon. "Their stipends during that time have not changed. We have allowed (Fire Chief) Roger (Williams) flexibility to change those amounts as long as he stays within the total budget with people based on their performance and number of calls that they attended. I tried to spell all that out as much as I could."