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F Manning - — a SalaryBoost Advanced at Wood River Council...
— a SalaryBoost Advanced at Wood River Council Adopts Commit lee Recommendation for General Increase Aldermen Put Vote Mayor Unseated Temporarily Temporarily After Refusing To Put Motion WOOD RIVER, March 5—Refusing 5—Refusing to put a ' motion, Mayor Schnaufcr was unseated temporarily by the City Council Monday night while Alderman Burroughs submitted submitted the proposal. The motion In question — providing providing for the acceptance of the finance finance committee's recommendation for almost a general increase in salaries salaries of all elective and appointive officers — carried. If embodied in an ordinance the rises would Increase city expenditures expenditures for salaries alone, by $181 per month, or $2172 per year. Outstanding among the changes recommended was an increase from $40 to $75 per month In the city treasurer's salary. Since Joseph L. Connors, present treasurer, was elected in 1933, the duty of keeping records and making collections on special improvements 12 months in the year has been delegated to the office by recent legislation. Schedule Urged The schedule as recommended by the finance committee: Office Present Recom- Salary mended Mayor $ 50 $ 50 Aldermen 10 12 Clerk 40 Treasurer 40 Police chief 140 Night captain 130 Motor police 130 Desk sergeant 75 Merchant police 75 Fire' chief 30 Firemen 130 City Attorney 50 Health officer 25 In refusing to put the 50 75 145 135 135 100 100 35 135 50 25 motion, Mayor Schnaufer held to his statement statement of two weeks ago that he did not desire to dictate to the coming administration the salaries it would have to pay, and that he desired to wait until after the election before adopting the salary ordinance after a conference with the new mayor and aldermen. This expedient, City Attorney Manning pointed out, would furfi the statutory requirement forbidding an administration to adopt an ordinance he following was today

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 05 Mar 1935, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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