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Posted on: January 31, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Public Hearing on an Ordinance to Increase the Compensation of the Mayor and Town Council

A Public Hearing will be held at the Town House, 7547 Main Street, Sykesville, MD 21784, on February 13, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. to discuss Ordinance No. 298 to amend sections 19-1 and 19-2 of the Town Code to increase the pay of the Mayor and members of the Town Council.


The last time the compensation for the Mayor and Town Council was changed was 12 years ago (February 2005). This increase would only affect the Mayor and Council Members who are elected in May 2017 and after.


After a comprehensive review of local official compensation, the following ordinance adjustment is being proposed: an increase in the compensation of the Mayor from $4,000 a year to $6,000 a year, and an increase in the compensation of the Council Members from $2,000 a year to $3,000 a year. The Mayor and Council Members will be paid on a monthly basis, with pay reductions if they miss three or more meetings a quarter.


Residents are encouraged to attend and comment. If you have questions, please call (410)795-8959.

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