The mayor of Huntsville is disappointed with the salary increase for the next mayor and council. On Monday, council approved a $500 per year increase for councillors and a $3,000 per year increase for the mayor.

Mayor Claude Doughty says he wishes council went with the original recommendation. The original recommendation was to pay councillors $1,000 more a year over four years and the mayor $6,000 a year.

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Doughty says the next mayor will not be paid enough for the amount of work it takes to be mayor of Huntsville.

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The pay raise still puts Huntsville behind other municipalities. Doughty says the mayor of Gravenhurst currently gets paid about $6,000 more than Huntsville.

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Doughty says you shouldn’t have to be retired, or rely on another form of income to be mayor.