AMHERST – Amherst is moving forward with increasing the honorarium paid to members of council.
Council unanimously passed a motion to increase the honorariums as of Nov. 1. The mayor’s honorarium increases from $18,795 annually to $34,580, the deputy mayor’s honorarium goes from $15,812 to $23,127 and the council honorarium increases to $20,438 from $14,628.
Staff reviewed honorariums in Amherst, the Municipality of Cumberland, New Glasgow, Bridgewater, Truro and Yarmouth.
The new honorarium brings Amherst’s up to an average of the other five municipal units that were studied.
The cost will be $20,020 for the remaining five months of the fiscal year.