Municipal voters will elect

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 10, 2000

leaders in two weeks


Staff Writer

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August 9, 2000 8 p.m.

Voters will go to the polls in two weeks and make decisions as to who will serve Pike County’s cities and towns.

When they go to the polls to select who will best serve as mayor and members of the council, some information they might want to know is what the public servants will make when they take office.

Brundidge council members now make $3,600 each year. Compensation will increase to $7,500 with the upcoming fiscal year because of a raise approved by the current council with the only dissenting vote from Jaine Treadwell.

The only unopposed municipal candidates in Brundidge are incumbent Sherroll Tatom of District 1 and Altrena baxter. Treadwell has opposition from Vernon Jackson for the District 3 seat.

Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage now makes $7,200 for the part-time job and an additinal $1,200 as superintendent of utilities. As mayor, Ramage will make $12,000 as of October since he was declared the winner because of no opposition.

In February, the Troy City Council increased salaries for council members and the mayor with a unanimous vote.

At this time, Mayor Jimmy Lunsford makes $40,000 a year and the mayor’s annual salary will increase to $48,000 in October.

Council members are currently compensated $6,000 annually and those who take office in October will make $9,600.

Only two of Troy’s council members have opposition. In the District 1 race, inclumbent José Henderson will face Rickey McLendon, Matthew Jordan Sr. and Charlie Dunn Sr. District 5 Councilwoman Wanda Moultry is seeking re-election against Lynda Maddox and James Neal.

Lunsford’s only opposition is from George Balmer.

In Banks, all the current office holders will serve another four years because of no oppostion.

Mayor Larry Henderson will make $600 a year and Council members Lisa Correale, Lori Welch, Wilda Steele, Wayne Wilson and Dewayne Henderson will make $240 annually for their service.

Goshen Mayor Michael Sanders will face opposition from Jimmy Bryan and Rusty Yeomans in the upcoming election.

Four incumbents are running for the five-position town council voted for at-large. Those seeking re-election are: Sammy Cope, Norma McLeod, Al Sanders and J.R. Sanders. The incumbents will be opposed by Guy Bruce and Jean Jordan.

Information regarding salaries for Goshen was not available because repeated phone calls were not returned.

Municipal elections will be held Aug. 22. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.