WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) — “Gag us and throw us out in the parking lot – typical politician,” yelled one West Seneca resident, outraged about Sheila Meegan’s raise “This is not right.”
Meegan was granted a 15% raise when the town board voted on the 2017 budget Monday night – that’s about $8400 more per year. Meegan says the supervisor’s salary had been stagnant for 11 years. She proposed a raise because she thinks she deserves it.
The budget passed 2-1.
She will now be making $72,500 a year. That’s putting her more in line with what other area supervisors are making.
Still, residents are upset.
“Nobody would have been here if she asked for a 3 to 5 percent increase in her pay,” said another resident at the public meeting. “That would have been fair but she got 12 to 14 percent increase and everybody thinks we won something? That’s ridiculous.”
While Meegan received a raise, the other council members salaries were cut for the third year in a row.