HEATH SPRINGS – If a council member is absent from a meeting, they may soon have to pay for it.
Heath Springs Town Council unanimously approved first reading Tuesday, Aug. 21, of an ordinance to withholds a councilman or councilwoman’s pay if he or she misses a regular monthly meeting. The vote was unamimous (5-0).
The five Heath Springs council members are paid once a year.
The mayor gets $1,500, the mayor pro tem receives $1,400 annually and the other three members each get $1,300.