George W. Davis correspondent

GREEN: City Council put a request to pay Civil Service Commission members a $1,500 annual stipend on hold as members try to determine what might be fair for other volunteer boards and commissions.

Only the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals members are paid $1,500 stipends because of the time spent on making decisions.

Human Resources Manager Jeanne Greco said the request for Civil Service payment was brought to her because the group also is a decision-making body. Not paid are members of the Design and Review Board, Parks and Recreation Board and the Historic Preservation Commission.

Mayor Dick Norton suggested that a slate of positions be placed before the council to determine how to handle the issue. This is expected to be done before the Sept. 11 meeting so the council can take action.

Ward 2 Councilman Dave France said he wants to consider an entire package of such requests rather than taking the issues individually.