WEIRTON, W.Va. — Weirton’s mayor and council members will receive raises in the next term. This is the first time in 28 years that the pay for these positions has been increased.
The mayor will see his pay increase to $11,000 (from $4,500), and council members will see their pay increase to $7,500 (from $2,700). City Manager Joseph DiBartolomeo said that when you consider inflation rates, as well as the time that these officials put in to their jobs, the raises are justified and well deserved.
"Overall, our council is very dedicated - they’re conscientious, and I think they need to be paid for it. That was the first component - pay for what they do,” DiBartolomeo said.
The raises will go into effect in the next term. DiBartolomeo said that he hopes these raises will also urge people to run for office.