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Oldsmar city manager slated for merit raise

Four of five City Council members are satisfied with City Manager Bruce Haddock's job performance, and that's good enough for a 3 percent merit raise. Along with a 2 percent cost of living raise that all city employees get, the merit raise will increase Haddock's annual salary from $84,039 to $88,240. In recent evaluations discussed at the Dec. 19 council meeting, only council member Ed Richards gave Haddock an unsatisfactory review. Richard said Haddock, Oldsmar's city manger since 1986, has provided the council with incomplete information. The city code requires council members to approve a merit raise for the city manager if at least four of five council members rate his job performance as satisfactory.

Non-profit group to run Oldsmar's cultural arts

OLDSMAR _ The Oldsmar Civic Club has cleared the way for a non-profit foundation to take over the city's cultural arts program. On Saturday, the club approved a sublease agreement that allows the Oldsmar Cultural Arts Foundation to use the club's building at 400 St. Petersburg Drive E. The city has been leasing the building from the club and using it as the Oldsmar Arts Centre. At a meeting Dec. 19, the City Council voted to pay the foundation $6,000 a month, or $72,000 a year, to run the city's cultural arts program. The city has budgeted about $90,000 during fiscal year 2000-01 for its cultural affairs program.

Clarification

Stephen Roy Beatty, an injured man discovered on S Pinellas Avenue early Saturday morning, was found around the corner and down the block from TJ's Pour House. A story in Wednesday's North Pinellas Times was not clear about where Beatty was found.

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