Spencer, IA (KICD)–The Spencer City Council with some reluctance approved a compensation rate increase for the Mayor and City Council this week.
City Manager Bob Fagen noted that this is the right time to make a move.
Councilmembers Steve Bomgaars, Ron Hanson, and George Kruger all shared their thoughts.
The compensation increase for the Mayor to $9,030 per year plus $700 per year car allowance and to retain the compensation of the Council Members of $4,830 per year, plus $400 per year car allowance passed by a 5-1 vote with Bomgaars voting against. Randy Swanson was not on hand at the meeting. The new rates go into effect on January 1st.