5/3/16 – 5:21 A.M.
Carey village council members will not be getting pay raises. The Courier reports council members split on their vote, with Mayor Steve Smalley breaking the tie by voting against the proposal. If the issue had passed, it wouldn’t have gone into effect until the beginning of the next term for council members.
Chad Kin, Armand Getz and Mellisa Cole voted for the increase, while council members Lois Kurtz, Bob Styer and Jennifer Rathburn voted against it. Kin and Getz said they supported the increase because a survey showed Carey council members were near the bottom of a survey of what council members in similar villages are paid.
The proposal also would have eliminated the mayor’s health insurance. Smalley’s $12,000 a year salary and benefits put him at the top of a list of mayor’s salaries.
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