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Alderman pay may be based on attendance
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Lisa HobbsMcMinnville officials are considering a measure to link attendance to salary, but the effort might not be as easy as initially thought. Finance Committee chairman Ken Smith called a meeting to discuss with fellow members, Alderman Mike Neal and Vice Mayor Ben Newman, how to prevent an abuse of office by missing meetings and continuing to get paid $400 a month – a situation that occurred with the prior board. “I think we have had some irregularity that, to the best of my knowledge, has taken place in the city in that we didn’t have proper attendance by an individual who actually was living out of town and would come in from time to time,” Smith said.