Macomb aldermen unanimously supported Mayor Mike Inman's appointment of Gayle Carper to fill the vacant city council seat in the Fifth Ward. The seat became available when Clay Hinderliter resigned because he moved out of the city.
Macomb Fifth Ward Alderman Clay Hinderliter has spent nearly seven years on the city council. But he is stepping down with a year left in his term because he's moving out of his ward and about five miles west of town.
Aldermen voted unanimously in favor of a one-year contract extension with the Macomb Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. The new pact runs through August 1, 2016 and contains the same provisions as the city's current agreement with the CVB.
The proposed 2.5 percent pay raise for mayor, city clerk and city treasurer reflects the salary increase the rest of nonunion staff and management received this year to match the negotiated pay for union employees at city hall.