§8-5-12. Compensation of officers and employees.
Notwithstanding any charter provision to the contrary, the
governing body of every municipality shall by ordinance fix or
cause to be fixed the salary or compensation of every municipal
officer and employee: Provided,
That the salary of any officer
shall not be increased or diminished during his term.
The governing body of every municipality shall have plenary
power and authority to provide by ordinance for the allowance of
time off of officers and employees with pay for vacations and
illness and for personnel management incentives, as additional
consideration for their services and employment.