By JULIE E. GREENE
With Hagerstown's City Council deadlocked, Mayor Steven T. Sager cast the tie-breaking vote Tuesday night to approve introduction of an ordinance to increase the pay for the next mayor and City Council.
The mayor's vote broke a 2-2 tie. The ordinance to be introduced by the vote would increase the part-time mayor's annual salary from $24,000 to $28,000 and Council members' annual salaries from $6,000 to $8,000. Increases would go into effect after the May 1997 election.
The Council will vote Dec. 17 on whether to adopt the pay hike ordinance.
Council members Susan Saum-Wicklein and Lewis Metzner voted for the raises. Council members Mark Jameson and Fred Kramer voted against introducing the ordinance.