STANFIELD - The Stanfield City Council granted 11-percent raises this week to the city manager and police chief.

City Manager Shelley Bonnett said the raises were budgeted, but not granted until halfway through the fiscal year so the city could determine if it could afford them.

The raises for Bonnett and Police Chief Bryon Zumwalt, effective Jan. 1, will increase their pay $384 per month to $3,878, or $46,536 annually.

Bonnett said the council amended the city's ordinance prohibiting truck parking, adding Heather Drive and Locust Street. The amendment contained an emergency clause, and is effective immediately.

Bonnett said the city took the action upon the recommendation of Scott Morris, public works director. The weight of trucks parked for long periods breaks down the streets, she said.

"They can use it for delivering or regular business, but they can't leave it there overnight," she added.

The council also heard the first reading of an ordinance regarding the use or possession of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. It is the same as the law Echo has on the books. Stanfield police patrol Echo as a contract police force.

"With this ordinance in place, we can cite these paraphernalia cases into our own court," Bonnett said.

The council will hear the second reading and is expected to adopt the ordinance Feb. 6.

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