NEWBURGH – Members of the Newburgh City Council want raise the salaries for their part-time jobs by over 33 percent for the six members and by more than 66 percent for the mayor, who also sits on the council.
The lawmakers will set November 9 as the date for a public hearing on the proposal.
Currently, all members receive an annual $9,000 salary. The proposed change would raise that to $12,000 a year. The mayor’s salary would increase from $9,000 to $15,000.
Councilmembers are in the state pension system and are eligible to be included in the city’s health insurance program if they are not covered elsewhere.