Posted: 9:53 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012
By Terry Morris
Would require a council member or mayor to sit out at least one four-year term after serving two consecutive four-year terms in either office or a combination of the two.
Current terms would not be counted. The law would take effect with the beginning of the next term of office.
Effective with the beginning of the next elective term — either Jan. 1, 2014, or Jan. 1, 2016 — the salary of the mayor will be set at $12,000 and the salary of council members will be $8,000. Current pay levels are $23,383 and $15,843.
Council may change the compensation of its members or the mayor by an ordinance adopted by June 1 in any odd-numbered year. No increase can take place during the term in which the vote is taken.
The presidential and U.S. Senate races may be getting most of the attention, but there are more than 100 candidates and a lot of school levies and other tax issues on the November ballot in our area. In the coming weeks, we will take a look at most of the races and issues on the ballot and try to bring news to you to help you make an informed decision.
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