The Chestertown Council passed 50 percent salary increase Monday for the Mayor and Council. The mayor’s salary will be $7,500, up from $5,000, and council seats will get $3,000, up from $2,000. The increases go into effect for the Mayor’s seat after the 2013 election, and the same applies for council seats held by Jim Gatto and Mabel Mumford. The seats currently held by Linda Kuiper and Marty Stetson will see raises after the 2015 election.
The vote passed by 4-1, with Mumford voting against because the amount was not enough.
Council members will also get $100 per diems for special meetings.
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