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Huntersville elected officials rescind recent raises

By Hilary Trenda
Staff Writer

After meeting in closed session March 18, Huntersville town board members voted unanimously to rescind raises for themselves that they approved earlier this year, but they would not say why they took the action.

The board voted 4-2 at its Feb. 18 meeting to increase the annual salary for board members and Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain effective April 1. Annual compensation for the mayor was set to increase from $10,500 to $14,000; mayor pro-tem from $6,800 to $8,500 and commissioners from $5,000 to $8,000 per year.

Following the 6-0 vote to rescind the raises, several board members would not comment, referring questions to town manager Greg Ferguson.

Ferguson would not elaborate on why the decision to rescind the increase in compensation was made, other than the board acted upon council from its attorney.

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