AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) — At least one member of the Amherst Town Board wants to put the brakes on a plan that would give raises to elected officials in the town.
Last month, the town board gave initial approval to a plan to give elected officials up to a 40-percent pay raise. The plan was approved instead of one the Town Supervisor originally proposed.
He called for level funding, except for a two percent raise for the town clerk.
“Although personally, I’m not looking for a salary increase to the extent that the board members would be looking for that, I think the better process would have been to explore this through a citizens advisory panel,” Town Board member Deborah Bruch Bucki.
Because of a technicality, last month’s vote is not final. Town Board members discussed an amended proposal at Monday night’s meeting.
The board votes on the final budget on November 1st.