Salisbury Mayor Vetoes Pay Hikes
Mayor Jake Day has vetoed a measure that would have raised the salaries of Salisbury elected officials.
Day said that because he planned on running for re-election next year he did not want to approve his own pay raise.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Council President Jack Heath plans to put the issue on the agenda for next week’s work session.
It takes four votes to override the mayor’s veto.
Under the ordinance the mayor’s salary would double from $25-thousand to $50-thousand.
Council members would get a bump from $10-thousand to $12-thousand and the council president would see an increase from $12-thousand to $15-thousand.
The pay hikes would go into effect in 2019.