Q We have a part time mayor who has a full time job in Chicago. She has not attended any board meetings in person, and handles the business of the town over the phone and through faxes and e-mail. May the board reduce or deny her salary until she is able to attend board meetings in person and be present in the town?

A There is no part-or full-time designation for a mayor. It is up to the individual serving as mayor to determine and devote the time necessary to fulfill the duties of the office. It is within the discretion of the governing board to determine and establish the mayorís salary. If the board of aldermen determines that the duties and responsibilities of the mayor are not commensurate with the salary that individual is being paid, the authority exists to adjust the salary to reflect the work being performed. (Attorney Generalís Opinion to Thomas, March 29, 2019)