Litteral said she feels a compensation increase for members is warranted, but argued that the original proposed amount was too much.
“I do think that people are busy, and we do want them to be engaged. I think sometimes there's maybe not enough incentive for them to do that because you are busy when you're on council,” Litteral said.
The last increase in salaries for Beavercreek council members was passed in April 2000, according to city records. The mayor and vice mayor receive the same compensation as council members, and any approved increases cannot be applied during the current terms of the members who voted, according to the city charter.
Litteral made reference to the upcoming election, which will have voters in Beavercreek weighing in on four tax issues — a renewal and increase for the parks department; a renewal for the street maintenance levy; a renewal on a permanent improvement levy for the school district; and a new operating levy for the school district.
“I know it's been 20 years, but at the same time, we have a parks levy and we have roads. We have lots of other things going on in the community, but I think that we should take a look at all of those pieces at the same time when we do that,” Litteral said.
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A check of other municipalities shows the change will put Beavercreek City Council among the higher paid council members in the area, but not the highest.