Newton Falls Councilwoman, Julie Stimpert has requested a temporary restraining order (TRO) against an ordinance in the village.

According to a court document dated November 13, a TRO hearing is set for November 30 at 1:00 p.m. in Judge Andrew Logan's court to determine whether or not an ordinance authorizing a pay raise for Newton Falls Manager, Pamela Priddy shall be implemented.

The ordinance was voted on during a Newton Falls City Council meeting held September 11 of 2023. However, both parties came to an agreement that the pay increase will not be implemented until the outcome of this hearing.

If passed, this ordinance would increase Priddy's salary to $30,000 a year with six weeks vacation. Prior to council voting on the ordinance, some residents have expressed concern about it.

You can read about the concerns expressed by residents on this ordinance in the related coverage below.