The next mayor of Elizabethtown will see a salary increase for the position. After years of talk, the city council held a first reading of an ordinance Monday to increase the mayor’s annual compensation. The amount now will be set to the maximum amount listed by the Kentucky Department of Local Government for fiscal year 2022. Councilman Marty Fulkerson says the change makes sense given what the role has evolved into.
Fulkerson and other councilmembers stressed that the change is not effective immediately, and would take effect after the next election in 2022, as KRS statutes don’t allow for compensation to be adjusted for a sitting official. The maximum amount of compensation set by the department for fiscal year 2020 is $77,624.