Batesville, IN — The Batesville City Council voted 4-1 in favor of the 2021 salary ordinances for city employees. All city employees will see at least a one-percent pay increase. The Wastewater Utility Manager will receive a greater increase in order to bring that position’s compensation into line with other similar city positions. The hourly rate offered to seasonal help will also be increased to be more competitive with area wages. Councilman Jim Fritsch cast the lone vote against the two pay ordinances, stating that he felt giving raises in the current economic climate is unfair to Batesville taxpayers.