POLL: Should town-wide elected officials be better compensated?

Should town-wide elected officials be better compensated?
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POLL: Should town-wide elected officials be better compensated?

Milton’s Select Board members are paid a $1500/year stipend for countless hours of work.

And… it should be noted that fewer people seem to be running for most elected positions. It’s not unusual for Milton to have uncontested elections.

Up until a few years ago, Select Board members were eligible to participate in Milton’s health insurance program, which allowed them some additional compensation in the form of coverage. However, Select Board members voted to no longer permit this eligibility in December of 2017.

Do you think town-wide elected officials should be better compensated?

Either in the form of a better stipend, health insurance, or both?

Take the poll and leave your comments:

Should town-wide elected officials be better compensated?

No, town-wide elected officials should not be eligible for anything beyond their current stipends ($1500/year for Select Board)
44.95%
Yes, town-wide elected officials should receive a reasonable stipend.
28.44%
Yes, town-wide elected officials should be eligible for a reasonable stipend and health insurance.
23.85%
Yes, town-wide elected officials should be eligible for health insurance.
2.75%

Disclaimer:

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Respondents are not randomly selected, but select themselves to vote on a specific question or set of questions. In addition, while Miltonscene.com online polls are designed to allow only one vote per user, technically savvy users may find ways around this limitation. For these reasons, the polls are not presented as scientific surveys or as representative of the opinion of the general population of our readership areas, region or nation.

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