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Apr 2, 2014 8:30 AM by AP

Welsh board no longer paid for special meetings

The mayor and aldermen in Welsh will no longer receive pay for attending special meetings.
The American Press reports the board unanimously approved a measure Tuesday to do away with any payment board members may receive for attending special meetings, including budget-planning meetings.
Town clerk Linda LeBlanc said the board typically holds two special meetings per year, but has been meeting more frequently this year to plan and discuss the upcoming budget.
Despite a measure adopted last year, Mayor Carolyn Louviere says officials have not been receiving extra pay for special meetings.
Under the measure adopted last year, aldermen are to be paid $300 a month and receive $100 per meeting for special called meetings. Aldermen are required to be present to receive the additional compensation.

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