Assuming the ordinance survives two readings, Alton aldermen will be getting a raise beginning with those elected to four-year terms following the spring election.  The proposed raises were approved in resolution form at last night's City Council meeting.  Although aldermen are getting a $1,000 annual raise, they are losing a few things too.

That would put aldermen at $9,000 per year.  Alton Mayor Brant Walker tells The Big Z it's actually a good deal for the city:

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The same resolution keeps the mayor's position at the same pay rate of $89,000.  The treasurer and city clerk would receive raises of about $2,500, bringing both salaries to $72,500.  If the ordinance is approved, the new salaries would take effect on May 1, 2017.

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