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Rossford council pay raise tabled

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Members of the council in discussion. Members of the council in discussion.
ROSSFORD, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A highly-debated ordinance approved last month would have given future Rossford city council members a 140 percent pay raise, but that is no longer the case.

The ordinance would have increased council members' pay from $250 per month to $600 per month. Now, the ordinance has been tabled.

The council members approved the raise in January, noting that they are one of the lowest-paid councils in northwest Ohio, and it has been more than 20 years since Rossford city council received a raise.

But some council members said the residents of Rossford should be the ones deciding on the raise.

"I don't think it's the intent of our charter for us to approve an increase in such a significant amount for the incoming council," said council member Robert Ruse. "I thought it would be more if you're doing a cost-of-living increase of a couple percent. That's more along the lines of what we should be enacting ourselves. This type of change, I'd like to see the public do it."

The ordinance will go to the finance committee, and may end up on the November ballot.

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