Monday evening members of the Plymouth Common Council heard on first reading an ordinance setting the salaries for elected officials for 2022.
The statement of Intent and Purpose on the ordinance states, “The duties entrusted to the elected positions of Mayor, Clerk-Treasurer and Council continually evolve in complexity and expand in responsibility. The effort exerted by these elected officials to meet and excel in those responsibilities deserves fair and just compensation. Periodic review and adjustment of the compensation to reflect increased responsibilities and cost of living adjustment is important. The elected officials’ salaries are funded in part by the city’s water and wastewater departments along with the general fund.”
Plymouth Clerk Treasurer Jeanine Xaver said at the meeting, “As I was instructed, I prepared the ordinance to include an increase of 7.5% for the mayor, 4.5% for the clerk-treasurer and 3% for the council members.”
Those raises will be shared equally from the General Fund, Water Works Fund and Wastewater Fund.
The mayor’s salary will be $67,592.88. The clerk-treasurer’s salary will be $68,220.72 and each council member will receive $9,222.48.
The council will consider the ordinance on second reading during their meeting on September 13th.