Springfield Aldermen may see their pay climb a little during the next term. Alderman Joe McMenamin introduced an ordinance Tuesday night authorizing elected officials receive annual 1-percent increases beginning with the next council term.
“The aldermen have already been through a four year freeze. I’ve never asked for a permanent freeze. I thought we should go through a yea,r year and a half freeze” says McMenamin.
The current wage freeze expires at the end of this term in May 2015. The raise would also cover the mayor, clerk, and corporation counsel.