Starkville aldermen move up start date for pay raises
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 1:00 AM
STARKVILLE - Starkville aldermen have voted to move up a pending pay raise for themselves and Mayor Parker Wiseman by a year.
The Commercial Dispatch reports that the action came Tuesday on a 5-2 vote by the board of aldermen.
The pay raise is a $3,000 increase to $15,000 annually for aldermen and an $11,500 raise to $71,500 annually for the mayor.
It had been scheduled to begin Oct. 1, 2014. It will now take effect Oct. 1 this year.
The raise was enacted earlier this year over a veto by Wiseman and before the present board was elected in June.
The new Starkville budget that takes effect Oct. 1 includes a 1.98-mill property tax increase.