Washougal Salary Commission to discuss potential raise for councilors

Oct. 28 meeting will include a public hearing

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Washougal City Council members could see a $25 per month pay increase, if approved by the city’s Salary Commission.

The commission will meet Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m., in the council chambers at City Hall, 1701 “C” St.

The meeting will include a public hearing regarding the commission’s recommendation to increase the councilors’ monthly salary from $475 to $500.

If the increase is approved, it would go into effect Jan. 1, 2015.

The commission’s recommendation for the mayor’s salary is to leave it unchanged at $2,000 per month.

Meanwhile, one vacancy remains on the salary commission.

Applicants must live within Washougal city limits and be registered voters. They are four-year terms. No city officer, official, employee or immediate family member of any city officer, official or employee is eligible for membership.

Letters of interest, as well as application forms, are available at City Hall and online at They can be submitted by fax to (360) 835-8808 or in person in the office of Human Resources Director Jeanette Cefalo, at City Hall.

The Salary Commission members are chairman Chuck Carpenter, Sarah Ruddell, Morry Secrest and Rachel Cooper.

The volunteer commission studies the relationship of salaries to the duties of mayor and council members and establishes their salaries.

For more information, call Cefalo at 835-8501, Ext. 103.