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Bessemer city council considering eliminating their own salaries


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BESSEMER — The Bessemer City Council debated Monday night on eliminating the salaries of council members to help ease budget concerns.

“If we’re going to set the example of how serious this is, the first place we should go is we shouldn’t take our pay,” said council member Terry Kryshak.

According to City Manager Charly Loper, the city is $155,000 in the hole.

“I really just strongly recommend that we play this as conservatively as possible until we have a better idea of where our income is going to be,” Loper said. “Our budget is currently $155,000 i...