East Longmeadow Town Councilors discuss possible salary

The council is reviewing comparable salaries from other towns

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EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – 22News discovered on Tuesday that the new East Longmeadow Town Councilors have to decide what they’ll be paid. The new Town Charter doesn’t specifically state a salary for Town Councilors.

Council Vice President Paul Federici told 22News they’re working with the town accountant, but the situation is a little uncomfortable. He said, “The money in theory is there for something reasonable. The question is what becomes reasonable? We don’t go into it to get paid but there is a value for our service to the town.”

Former Charter Commission member Ralph Page said the pay rate was intentionally left out because whatever rate they set, could have just been override with a Town Council vote. He said it’s important for the council to have an open discussion, and to take input from citizens.

Federici added that they’re currently reviewing comparable salaries from other towns.

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