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Spring signs ordinance freezing salaries for mayor, city clerk and treasurer

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Elected office holders in Quincy will not be getting a raise over the next four years.

Quincy Mayor John Spring signed the ordinance approved at Monday's Quincy City Council meeting.

The ordinance setting the salaries for the mayor, city clerk, and city treasurer, freezing them at their current rates for the next four years.

They also agreed to maintain $750 dollar stipends for the clerk and treasurer, as long as they maintained professional certifications.

"I think this is also a way that we can show the tax payers as elected officials that we understand the difficulties that some may still be having and we're willing to sacrifice ourselves," Spring said.

Spring's salary will be frozen at $95,732. The city clerk and treasurer's salaries will be frozen at $61,984.

Alderman Dan Brink believes the current pay for these positions is acceptable. "I think that the sixty two thousand dollars a year for the clerk and the treasurer, and then the ninety five thousand for the mayor is a competitive salary."

There was a split vote in initially approving the amendments to the salary ordinance, some aldermen said they did not believe the changes went far enough.

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