David Mitchem, the town manager for Pagosa Springs, continues to take $1,200 every month to offset the cost of living in town even though he still does not live within town limits.
According to Mitchem’s 2012 employment agreement, besides his annual salary of $100,000 (including the possibility of merit and cost of living raises each year), paid holidays and 23 days worth of personal time off, he is also entitled to additional employee benefits. These additional benefits include health insurance, life insurance, retirement benefits, reimbursement for general business expenses and a $1,200 housing allowance per month.
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