Common Council approves salaries, outlaws livestock

PLYMOUTH — The Common Council meeting opened with the passage of Ordinance 2014-2077, which fixes the salaries for the year 2015 for the elected officials of Plymouth.
The Mayor’s salary was passed at $56,957.76 and Clerk Treasurer’s salary at $59,173.92. Common Council members will be paid at $8,413.20.
The second ordinance of the night was 2014-2078 – R for appointed officers and employees, fire and police personnel of the city for 2015.
Among these positions was the salary for City Attorney Sean Surrisi at $85, 265.28, Chief of Police at $59,078.88, and the Fire Chief/EMS Director at $59,078.88.
Both ordinances passed.
The Board passed the final ordinance of the night, 2014-2079, concerning the code dealing with keeping livestock in the city.
In Chapter 92 of the city code, the ordinance titled 92.01 Keeping Livestock Unlawful, “It shall be unlawful for the owner or any other person in charge of any cattle, sheep, swine, fowl, livestock, or other like animal, to keep, or to suffer, or to permit any such animals to be kept within the corporate boundaries of the city.”
The board passed it with no contestation from the public.

This story originally appeared in the July 29 edition of the Pilot News.