Amherst Town Board member wants to stop plan for elected officials’ raises

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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