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§ 11208. Salary

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 11 Pa.C.S.A. CitiesEffective: January 25, 2016

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 11 Pa.C.S.A. Cities
Part V. Third Class Cities (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 112. Mayor
Effective: January 25, 2016
11 Pa.C.S.A. § 11208
Formerly cited as PA ST 53 P.S. § 36208
§ 11208. Salary
(a) Payment.--
(1) The mayor shall receive for the mayor's services during the term of service an annual salary to be fixed by ordinance, payable in equal installments as council shall provide.
(2) Council shall, by ordinance, fix the amount of salary to be paid to the mayor for the mayor's services and may provide for the assessment and retention from the salary of reasonable fines for absence from regular or special meetings of council or committees of council.
(3) The amount of the mayor's salary shall be at least $2,500 annually.
(b) Amounts.--Until changed by ordinance, the salary of mayors in newly created cities shall be as follows:
(1) In cities with a population of less than 5,000, a maximum of $2,500 per year.
(2) In cities with a population of 5,000 or more but less than 10,000, a maximum of $5,000 per year.
(3) In cities with a population of 10,000 or more but less than 15,000, a maximum of $7,500 year.
(4) In cities with a population of more than 15,000, a maximum of $500 per every thousand residents per year as determined by the most recent census data provided by the United States Census Bureau.
(c) Administration.--
(1) The salary to be received by a mayor in a city other than a newly created city shall be fixed by ordinance of council enacted not less than two days before the last day fixed by law for candidates to withdraw their names from nominating petitions.
(2) The compensation to be received by the mayor shall not be increased or diminished after the mayor's election unless the increase or decrease was included in an ordinance enacted not less than two days before the last day fixed by law for candidates to withdraw their names from nominating petitions.
(d) Marriage ceremonies.--
(1) Subject to paragraph (2) and notwithstanding any other provisions of law, a mayor may receive a honorarium, fee or reimbursement of expenses related to the performance of a marriage ceremony in this Commonwealth if the mayor first notifies council in writing of the mayor's intention to perform a marriage ceremony. Notice under this paragraph shall remain in effect for the term of the mayor or until the notification is rescinded by the mayor.
(2) The honorarium, fee or reimbursement under paragraph (1) shall not exceed $150 for each ceremony performed. The mayor shall keep accurate accounts of the fees received relating to the performance of marriage ceremonies and submit a quarterly report of money received for that period to council. The quarterly report shall include the amount of money received, the names of individuals from whom money was received and the date and location of the performed ceremony. The quarterly report shall be a public record in accordance with the act of February 14, 2008 (P.L. 6, No. 3),1 known as the Right-to-Know Law.
(3) The receipt of a honorarium, fee or reimbursement under this subsection shall not be a violation of 65 Pa.C.S. Ch. 11 (relating to ethics standards and financial disclosure) and shall not be part of a salary received in accordance with this section.

Credits

2015, Nov. 24, P.L. 242, No. 67, § 1, effective in 60 days [Jan. 25, 2016].

Footnotes

65 P.S. § 67.101 et seq.
11 Pa.C.S.A. § 11208, PA ST 11 Pa.C.S.A. § 11208
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 114. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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