PEOPLE are largely happy with the amount of pay Tamworth councillors are taking home, according to an online poll.
Tamworth Regional Council recently voted in favour of giving its councillors a 2.5 per cent pay increase.
The nine representatives on the council will take home $19,310 for their work in the next year, while mayor Col Murray will receive an extra $42,120 on top of that sum.
An online of poll The Leader’s readers found 44 per cent of respondents supported our councillors taking home between zero and $19,000.
A further 26 per cent would be happy to see councillor paid between $19,000 to $30,000 a year.
Thirteen per cent would like to see their pay doubled and voted in favour of remuneration between $30,000 and $50,000.
Nearly 10 per cent think the councillors are hugely underpaid for their work and would like to see them take home upwards of $50,000.
Tamworth councillor Russell Webb said their remuneration was “grossly unfair” compared to the pay of metropolitan local government representatives.