|This agenda item was requested by Mayor Jeff Gore to discuss adjustments to the salaries for the Mayor and City Council. The Mayor's salary has not been increased since 1985 and City Council salaries have not increased since 1997. The Ohio PERS established minimum salary for a full year of service credit is currently $660 per month. Mayor Gore is recommending adjusting the Mayor's salary to $1,000 per month and adjusting the City Council salaries to $675 per month. If approved, these salary adjustments would not take immediate effect and would only take effect for the Mayor and Councilmembers after successful re-election to a new term of office.
The Finance Department has calculated the salaries for the Mayor and the City Council adjusted for the effects of inflation from 1985 through 2018:
Mayor $1,462.32/per month or $17,547.87 annually
Council $543.37/per month or $6,520.40 annually