The Leesburg Town Council gave early Christmas gifts to two of the top town government leaders.
Last week, the council approved raises for Town Manager Kaj Dentler and Town Attorney Barbara Notar. The vote to approve the salary increases passed on 4-0-3 votes, with council members Katie Hammler, Bruce Gemmill and Tom Dunn absent for the votes.
Dentler received a 3.23 percent increase, bringing his annual salary to $185,000. His contract was extended through October 2018.
Notar received a 3 percent increase, bringing her annual salary to $143,221.
The town manager and town attorney both serve at the pleasure of the council and are the only two town government positions that the council can vote to hire or terminate.
Most town employees got a 3 percent raise this year.