I just read the article (August 5, 2014) about the Mayor giving Mr. Simpson a pay raise of $5000.00. How dare he just give this man such a raise of any size without consulting the City Council first? This is from money that WE have paid for in our taxes! I agree that Mr. Simpson has done his job of recreating some of the events that gave the community pleasure in the past, but to the tune of $5000.? I don't think so. Even low paying jobs don't warrant that much increase in pay.