Emergency manager OKs pay for Pontiac officials

PONTIAC (AP) -- Pontiac's state-appointed emergency manager has given the OK for the mayor and City Council to get paid again as the city prepares to take back control of its finances.

Louis Schimmel announced the decision Wednesday, saying it's "in anticipation of my departure and the return to local control this summer."

Compensation for the elected officials had been eliminated in 2009 after a financial emergency was declared and Pontiac's finances were taken over.

Mayor Leon Jukowski will get $100,000 a year and will receive health, dental and life insurance benefits. He previously was getting paid for work in Pontiac as a consultant.

Council members will be paid $100 per regular meeting they attend, with a limit of $5,200 per year. They also can get $50 for each subcommittee meeting they attend.

Published: Fri, Apr 5, 2013