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No pay raises in 2018 for Amherst's elected officials

There are no pay raises planned for Amherst's elected officials in 2018.

Last year the Town Board in a 3-2 bipartisan vote approved 40 percent raises for council members, as well as pay increases for all elected town officials.

The supervisor will continue to earn $105,000. The four councilmembers will each earn $35,000, with a $4,000 stipend for the deputy supervisor. Other salaries include $82,000 for the town clerk, $100,000 for the highway superintendent and $102,000 for the two town justices.

Council Member Deborah Bruch Bucki, a Democrat, on Tuesday voted against the resolution setting the salaries. She, along with Republican Supervisor Barry A. Weinstein, had voted against the pay raises last year.

The salaries will be included in Weinstein's upcoming preliminary budget, his last as his final term as supervisor expires.

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