New Albany City Council members on Feb. 19 approved a 2.75 percent increase to their salaries.

The mayor's salary will increase from $23,476.22 to $24,121.82 annually, or $902.93 to $927.76 per pay period, according to the Feb. 19 legislative report.

Council members' salaries will increase from $10,758.40 to $11,054.26 annually, or $413.78 to $425.26 per pay period, according to the legislative report.

Council members and the mayor get paid 26 times per year, and the money comes from the city's general fund, said city spokesman Scott McAfee.

In addition, the salary for those presiding over Mayor's Court will increase from $5,384.46 to $5,532.53 annually, or $207.09 to $212.79 per pay period, according to the legislative report.

The mayor or president pro tempore serves in Mayor's Court on average two times per month and receives additional compensation for that, according to the report.

President Pro Tempore Colleen Briscoe presides over Mayor's Court, McAfee said.

City Council has raised its salary rates at the same percentage that city staff rates are raised, McAfee said.

City Council has voted on five salary ordinances since 2009, the last time being last year, he said.

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