CALDWELL — Caldwell City Council unanimously authorized raises for Mayor Garret Nancolas and the rest of council Monday night.

Nancolas’ annual salary will increase roughly $4,000 effective Jan. 1, 2020, according to a city ordinance. He currently makes $89,023 per year, and that will go up to $93,219 a year.

Each council members’ annual salary will increase by about $500 to $9,526 per year.

Nancolas makes the third-highest salary among Treasure Valley mayors, behind Meridian and Boise, while Caldwell City Council’s salaries are one of the lowest in the area. Only Kuna’s council members earn a lower salary, according to a previous Meridian Press report.

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Caldwell has increased the mayor and council’s salaries five times since 2007, according to public record. The mayor’s annual salary was $64,671 in 2007, while the council’s annual salaries were $7,407, including the council president.

At the Monday meeting, Nancolas said the state code mandates that the council can only consider changing their salaries during an election year, which this is for the council and the mayor. He told the Idaho Press that the topic is usually discussed during the city’s budget period, and that raises for the mayor and council are typically kept in line with the raises other city employees receive the same year.

Meridian City Council recently approved a nearly $4,000 bump for the Meridian mayor’s salary over the next two years and a $5,000 bump for the City Council’s salary over the next two years. Nampa City Council also authorized a $8,000 raise for the Nampa mayor’s annual salary over the next two years and denied themselves a $1,000 raise over the next two years.

Erin Bamer is the city of Nampa reporter. Contact her at 208-465-8193, or ebamer@idahopress.com. Follow on Twitter @ErinBamer.

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