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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

Mayor, Commissioners May Get Raises - But Not for 16 Months


Last updated 12/18/2019 at 9:57am

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Lake Wales City Commission

Lake Wales City Commissioners and the mayor may be getting a pay raise, but it will be April 2021 at the earliest.

Commissioners at their Dec. 2 meeting asked City Manager Ken Fields to look into the possibility of a significant boost in pay. The current annual rate is about $4,817 for commissioners and $7,226, who by charter gets 50 percent more, plus he receives a $300 per month car allowance. They also are eligible for city health insurance and the get whatever cost of living adjustment is given to other city employees annually, 2 percent this year.

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