Schedule pay increases

To the Editor

Re: “Council divided on pay increase”

I’m sure everyone understands how uncomfortable it must be for Dysart council to discuss suggested increases to their own pay. Doing extensive research and then making appropriate adjustments is no doubt one way to handle it. However some jurisdictions when they make pay adjustments schedule these to take effect immediately after an election for a new council.

As there will be an election soon it seems to me that this council should do this and schedule any increases to take effect after the upcoming election. That way any potential candidate will know if successful their pay will have already been adjusted from current rates and they won’t have to tackle this ticklish situation.

Jim Frost