- Associated Press - Saturday, March 29, 2014

FRANKLIN, La. (AP) - Four amendments to the home rule charter will be on the Nov. 11 ballot in St. Mary Parish.

The Daily Review reported (https://bit.ly/1lawG3I) two of the proposals would raise salaries for the parish president and Parish Council members.

Another proposal raises term limits on the parish president from two four-year terms to three terms.

The fourth proposed amendment would extend council-member term limits to three terms in any single member or at-large seat.

Current limits are set at two terms, but do not restrict council members from serving two terms in a single-member or at-large seat followed by two terms in the other.

Under the compensation amendments, pay for single-district representatives would increase from $450 per month to $750; at-large council pay would go from $800 per month to $1,100; and the parish president’s salary would go from $12,000 a year to $36,000.

If approved by voters, parish President Paul Naquin said he and several council members who also face term limits would be able to seek a third term in 2015 elections.

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Information from: The Daily Review , https://www.stmarynow.com


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