Aldermen have approved pay raises for all elected officials, including aldermen, mayor, police chief and collector.
Two separate ordinances were passed at the Nov. 19 board meeting after being read twice.
The vote was unanimous, with Alderman Mike Bates not present.
The mayor’s compensation was set at $7,990 a year to be paid monthly.
Pay for aldermen after re-election will be $4,575 per year to be paid monthly.
Raises were computed at 2 percent of the current salary.
Raises do not go into effect for aldermen or mayor until after the next election of each officer. The new salaries go into effect at the beginning of the next term of office, which follows the April 2014 election.
The marshal/police chief, collector and municipal judge also will receive pay increases after the April election.
The police chief’s annual salary is set at $58,080 in April 2014; $58,660 in April 2015; $59,250 a year in 2016; and $59,850 in April 2017.
The collector’s annual salary is set at $34,845 in April 2014; $35,195 in April 2015; $35,550 in April 2016; and $35,905 in April 2017.
The police chief’s and collector’s pay increases were computed at 1 percent a year.
The municipal judge will receive $6,755 a year for a four-year period from April 2014 to April 2018.