Committee Suggests Rochester Mayor, Councilmembers Take a Pay Cut

City council meets at 7:30 tonight.

Rochester City Council will consider a recommendation from the city's Compensation Committee to reduce the pay for the the city's elected officials by $10 each meeting.

Rochester Mayor Stuart Bikson would make $55 per meeting and city councilmembers would make $45 per meeting under the recommendation. The five-member Compensation Committee approved the recommendation last month. The elected officials' compensation would be capped at 33 meetings.

Rochester City Council meets at 7:30 tonight at Rochester City Hall.

Also on the agenda:

  • A request from for a Class C liquor license.
  • A request from new owners of the for a liquor license transfer.
  • Applications for special event permits for St. Patrick's Day at O'Connor's, the Arts and Apples Festival in September, and the OPC Annual 5K Run and Walk on June 2.
  • Purchase of a skid-steer loader and a two parks utility vehicles.
  • Appointments to the city's Board of Review.
  • The annual inspection report for restaurants and facilities with liquor licenses.

The budget standstill is not a formal part of the agenda.

Patricia February 13, 2012 at 12:24 PM
They are worth a lot more than $1,485.00+ for a year of service--that really doesn't cover much, if anything at all, more or less a token amount. So for the value of the service, it is not. It is however, a bargain for the City-when you see the expertise they bring to to the table. In comparison Rochester Hills Council members receive $6,755.00- Our City Council serves out of a sense of want and purpose-to help guide the City and its residents to a solid progressive future while maintaining fiscal integrity. In other words, balanced budgets, retention and expansion of essential services,and a healthy fund balance. They keep this city "affordable". In these tough economic times where assessments just came in again for the fourth year with declined property values and increased tax value, they truly are leading by example. Times are tough yet and they are setting the example- and leading again by that example.


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