Laurel Hill council votes to reinstate city leaders’ pay

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Published: Monday, July 15, 2013 at 08:40 PM.

LAUREL HILL —   The City Council has unanimously voted in favor of reinstating its pay.

"For me, I would like my pay to come back in," Councilman Johnny James said. 

James —   who was elected to the council in March — said he had no say in January when council members voted to donate their compensation toward paying off the city’s debt. 

Laurel Hill’s mayor monthly earns $200; each council member earns $100.

Initially, Councilman Larry Hendren and council members Clifton Hall and Betty Williamson had declined pay; Willie Mae Toles and then-council member Robby Adams voted against the proposal.

Hendren has since changed his stance.

“Some of the council members may need the money more than others, and that (convinced) me to reconsider my vote,” he said on Monday.

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