Quincy City Council freezes elected officials salaries for four years
6 months, 2 weeks ago by Bob Gough
The Quincy City Council voted to freeze salaries of elected city officials on Monday night.
Following an amendment to the vote, Aldermen approved an ordinance to keep the salaries of elected officials at the same rate for the next four years. The ordinance passed unanimously following a 9-5 vote on the amendment.
The mayor’s salary will remain at $95,732 and the salaries of the city clerk and treasurer will remain at $61,984 annually. The salaries of the Township Supervisor and Assessor were also frozen at $61,689 for the next four years.
The city clerk and treasurer will also receive annual $750 stipends to maintain their state certifications. Alderman Dan Brink (R-6th Ward) introduced the amendment, which eliminated the original ordinance that called for no raises for the mayor, treasurer and clerk in the first year, but 1.5 percent raises for the mayor, city clerk and treasurer over the final three years and $1,500 annual raises for the city clerk and treasurer for certifications they maintain.
Alderman Steve Duesterhaus (D-2nd Ward) said he thought the salaries should be raised to continue to attract quality candidates.
The salaries are voted on every four years just before the municipal elections.
Aldermanic compensation will remain at $100 per meeting. There are 53 meetings annually.