Monticello mayor and city council could vote themselves raises

MONTICELLO — The mayor and city council of the City of Monticello are planning to vote for pay increases for themselves next month.

If the measure passes on May 11, the mayor would get a $300 per month pay raise, bringing the mayor’s yearly salary to $14,400. The Mayor Pro Tem would get a pay bump of $250 per month, bringing that salary to $10,800 per year and city council members would get a pay increase of $300 per month, bringing their salaries to $9,000 per year.

If the city council votes for the pay increases, they would go into effect Jan. 1 of next year.

For those who may not know, the elected officials in Monticello are as follows:

Mayor: Bryan Standifer
Mayor Pro Tem: Gail Elaine Harrell
Council Members:
Larry Thurman
Cynthia Miller
David Wease
Jenny Murphy

More About Monticello: Monticello has a population of about 2,630 people, with a median household income of $33,958 per year. The median property value in the city is $100,600.

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