ROACHDALE -- Town Council members approved the salaries of elected town officials effective for the first pay period in January 2011 at their regular business meeting Tuesday night.
According to the ordinance, which was passed 3-0, some salaries and wages for town employees have increased while others remained the same.
Increased wages include that of the deputy clerk, who will receive $12 per hour, paid equally from each of the three utilities; and town marshal, a salaried position which earns $748.73 per week paid from the general fund. Deputy marshal will make an hourly wage of $12 for up to 20 hours per week paid from the general fund.
The wages of the town council members will remain the same at $200 a month for each member, while clerk-treasurer will continue to earn $752.70 per week.
After reviewing the proposed ordinances and changes to vehicle violated fees presented at the October board meeting, town attorney Jim Ensley gave the go ahead for the board to continue on with writing the proposal.
Following a first and second reading of the proposed changes, which would take place at future board meetings, the ordinances would officially go into effect, Ensley said.
The changes would apply to violations within town limits and would include fines for both moving and non-moving violations.
The board also fielded complaints of a residence on the south side of town that is housing pigs, chickens and roosters.
Town marshal Mike Mahoy said it is against town ordinance to have livestock within town limits, a fact he said many residents don't realize is on the books.
"A lot of people don't know the rules on that. It's similar to our abandoned car ordinance," he said.
In other business, the board approved the annual merchants' Christmas in Roachdale event, which will take place after 5 p.m. Dec. 10, clerk-treasurer Martha Louk said.