By Steve Blake – The Town of Brome Lake Council on Monday, Dec. 3 gave a notice of motion that it intends to increase the salaries of elected representatives. The reason is that the federal government will begin to tax their expense allowances beginning in 2019, and the provincial government could follow that lead. “I’m not at ease to vote on my salary,” Mayor Richard Burcombe said in a phone interview Sunday. He said that when he decided to run for mayor he didn’t know what the salary was. The mayor’s salary will go from $36,402 to $45,000, a 23.6 per cent increase. The councillors’ compensation will jump from $12,134 to $15,000, also a 23.6 per cent increase. See full story in the Tuesday, Dec. 11 edition of the Brome County News.