VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) – Elected officials in Vincennes who received a 3 percent raise due to a clerical error will continue drawing that extra pay until the fate of raises for the city's employees is determined.
The southwestern Indiana city's council submitted a budget to the state Department of Local Government Finance calling for 3 percent raises, although the council adopted an ordinance barring the raises unless the state agency allowed them.
A clerical error left the council members out of the ordinance's language. They received the raise at the start of 2015.
The Vincennes Sun-Commercial reports (http://bit.ly/1vCakS6 ) council members plan to keep the raises for now as they and Mayor Joe Yochum search the city budget for about $200,000 in cuts that are needed to provide raises to all city employees.