Fairbury Council Approves Pay Increase

FAIRBURY – Members of the Fairbury City Council approved a pay increase for elected officials during their meeting Tuesday night.

The raise of $300 per year will be effective December 1. As an alternative to the increase, it was suggested that the board purchase tablets for each of the members to significantly reduce the amount of paper used by the council. Councilman Phil Rogge and City Administrator Collin Bielser were supportive of the tablet proposal, but other members of the board were less enthusiastic.

The pay raise was approved on a 6-1 vote.

Also during the meeting, councilman Brad Kuzelka proposed allowing alcohol to be permitted at the Fairbury Community Building. After some discussion that proposal was defeated 4-3. The council also approved an agreement with Time Warner allowing the company to use city property to run their lines. In return the city will receive 5 percent of total gross sales.