OAK ISLAND, NC (WECT) – City workers in Oak Island are getting a $300 dollar Christmas bonus this year, but it comes at a hefty price, according to some.
Town leaders recently approved raising the proposed bonus up to $300 from the typical $200 bonus.
The initial proposal was to raise that bonus to a total of $500 but councilors voted that down.
Councilman Jeff Winecoff voted completely against the change, citing the town's financial problems as a reason.
In total, the extra $100 for town employees will add about $10,000 of total expenses on the town's budget.
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