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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Tekoa increases mayor salary

 

October 3, 2019



The Tekoa city council voted to increase its mayor’s monthly salary from $100 to $450 Sept. 16.

The matter came on request from Mayor Troy Wilson, who told the council this spring that the job required more time than he originally thought.

Wilson and Kynda Browning, Tekoa’s clerk/treasurer, then researched other towns of similar size and how much they paid their mayors and council members. She presented what she found at the July meeting, followed by further information based on towns’ property tax revenue at the August meeting.

“We were sorely behind,” said Mayor Wilson.

At Septe...



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