Acworth to consider raises for elected officials

The Acworth Board of Aldermen may decide during the 7 p.m. April 2 meeting whether or not to increase the annual salaries of the mayor and the aldermen effective Jan. 1, 2022.

By waiting until Jan. 1, 2022, the new terms of office will begin for the mayor and aldermen.

The current mayor is Tommy Allegood.

The aldermen are Butch Price, Gene Pugliese, Brett North, Tim Richardson and Tim Houston.

If approved, the annual salary for the mayor would increase from $20,400 to $27,500.

For each of the five aldermen, the annual salary would rise from $13,200 to $18,000.

The last time their salaries increased was in 2007, according to Acworth City Clerk Regina Russell in a March 31 email to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Remarks will be accepted during the public comments portion of the meeting by video conference at or by phone at 1-646-558-8656, then enter Meeting ID: 174 683 857.

The agenda is posted on the city website using the Agenda & Minutes Quicklink on the home page, taking you to