Town council raise?
At a time when the provincial economy is struggling and there does not appear to be a light at the end of the financial tunnel, why would council even consider giving themselves a raise?
All the elected councillors who pursued this role were aware of the pay schedule. Yet they seem to think they deserve more.
In the private sector I don't have the opportunity to give myself a raise because I sometimes work in the evening or on a weekend. Why when public dollars are involved do elected folks seem to think they should get more? Times are tough all over and everyone needs to tighten their belts.
If you feel that you are not compensated appropriately, then step aside and let someone who isn't in it for the money take over. This is supposed to be the public service, not a pathway to an early retirement.
- Scott Hennig