- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

AMITE, La. (AP) - The Amite Town Council will take a second stab at increasing its pay after town attorneys said the council’s previous attempt ran afoul of state law.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1Gx154b ) Councilman Arthur Leonard Jr. introduced a pair of ordinances Monday that would change the method for calculating town officials’ pay.

Under current city ordinances, council members receive $400 for each month’s regular meeting and another $200 per month if they attend a special meeting. The mayor’s pay is calculated the same way, but he receives $800 and $400, respectively.

Under Leonard’s proposal, council members’ pay to $700 per month, regardless of meeting attendance and would keep the mayor’s pay at $1,200 per month.

A public hearing on the ordinances is set for July 7.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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