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Eagle City Council votes pay raises for council members, mayor

The Eagle City Council voted to raise its own pay, as well as the mayor’s salary, according to Council member Mary Defayette. The council held a public hearing before opting for the pay increases.

The council, which discussed raises in June but did not make a final decision until Tuesday, raised its own pay from $5,610 to $9,000.

Defayette told the Statesman that the pay increase wasn’t so much a raise, as a reinstatement of pay that council members received before 2008. Due to budget woes, the council slashed their own pay, reducing it from $11,220 to $5,610.

The council also voted to increase the council president’s pay from $7,012 to $10,800. The mayor’s salary was raised from $42,000 to $50,000, which is $10,000 less than what was proposed. The pay raises will take effect in Jan. 1, 2014.

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