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No one speaks against adjustments to Lula council members' pay

No one spoke at a public hearing Monday about whether the Lula City Council and mayor will receive compensation for more meetings.

The Council will vote on the changes Monday, May 20 after another public hearing.

Council members’ base salaries of $100 a month would not change. However, they would be able to receive compensation for six, rather than three, meetings inside city limits each month. They are paid $50 for each meeting in Lula and $50 for an additional work session. The proposed changes would increase the maximum monthly pay for a council member from $700 to $850.

The mayor’s base monthly salary of $400 also would not change. The proposed changes would allow the mayor to be paid for five, rather than four, meetings in Lula each month. The mayor’s pay for each meeting inside the city is $50, and like council members, the mayor can also get $50 for an additional work session. The changes would increase the maximum monthly compensation for the mayor from $1,150 to $1,200.

Officials would also be able to spend $250, rather than $180, per day on a hotel for the Georgia Municipal Association conference held each year in Savannah.

Lula City Council

When: 7 p.m. Monday, May 20

Where: Lula City Hall, 6055 Main St.

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