The Arab mayor and city council members will be getting a raise this year, effective in November. 

The mayor’s salary will be increased from the current annual rate of $50,000 to $60,000, and each council member will see their salary rise from $6,300 a year to $8,000. 

The city will also pay 60 percent of the individual coverage health insurance premium for the mayor and each council member, should they desire to participate in the city’s plan.

Currently, only one council member is on the plan. 

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