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By Brian Ackley
City of Lake Wales 

Commissioners in 3-2 Vote Approve Salary Raises for Themselves


Last updated 9/30/2020 at 10:10am

LaVaughn Williamson

Lake Wales City Commission

City commissioners will be getting a bump in pay next year after a salary increase was approved at the group's meeting Sept. 22.

It is the first raise in commission salaries since the last one was approved in the fall of 2013. Currently commissioners are paid $4,917 a year, while the mayor's post pays $7,310.

The new annual salary will be $6,323 for commissioners and $9,484 for the mayor.

The raise brings salaries in line with what other local cities of similar size pay their elected officials. For example, Auburndale pays commissioners $5,904 and $6,937 to the mayor. Bartow commissioners...

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