Minto Approves Pay Increase For Incoming Council

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Minto council likes the idea of giving the next council a raise in 2019.

It will also include compensation for loss of income if the federal government goes through with plans to take away the tax-free status on one-third of their pay.

Losing the tax exemption will cost councillors about $1,200, the deputy mayor $1,500, and the mayor $2,100.

The pay increase amounts to about an extra 3.5%.