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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.>> The city’s Charter Review Commission voted on mayor and city council salaries and added an amendment aiming to strengthen the ethics provisions under the charter Monday night.

Under the proposed charter, the mayor will receive $40,000 and benefits, while the city council members will receive $14,500 and no medical benefits.

“We reviewed the New York Conference of Mayors City Salary Data from 49 cities and found that the average salary is $50,000 for mayors and $11,139 for City Council members,” said Turner. “Our analysis shows it is very unusual for part time city council members to receive taxpayer funded health coverage.”

Turner said it’s even more unusual for the medical benefits to continue after they have left office.