Council Pay Raise Revived on Last-Minute Agenda
Shortly before 5pm tonight, the council president's agenda was released to council. To the surprise of many, the proposal to more than double the pay of elected officials was placed on the first agenda of the new year. If they give themselves a pay raise, it will take four years to be fully implemented. The rate of pay they are giving themselves will be a little less than three-times the going rate of pay for Boroughs of Mount Pocono's size. They are also formally enacting their 9.25% real estate tax increase tonight.