"No, I'm not," said Jantz. "You don't know me."
"I know surly."
"Not with me you don't."
Even the crowd began to grumble about some of the answers Hinkle was given, until the mayor, Robbin Bell, intervened.
"I'm going to ask you to please listen, we don't need this to get out of hand," said Bell, banging his gavel and threatening to have people removed from the chambers if they didn't quiet down.
Then the Commission moved to change it's mind.
"To modify the comprehensive package to an increase of $5,000 annually from the originally approved $15,000 increase," said Bell, introducing the motion. It passed unanimously. One commissioner praised Strickland for taking the cut in pay raise voluntarily. With the raise adjustment, Strickland will make $91,000 a year.
Almost immediately, the meeting was over. But the controversy continued. Some residents told Eyewitness News they're still unhappy with the situation and are considering a recall effort for all the City Commissioners.
As soon as the commission meeting was adjourned, the room emptied quickly. Eyewitness News was only able to catch up with three of the city commissioners, who all declined to comment on camera. City Manager Ron Strickland said he doesn't do his job for the money. He said he loves the town of Herington and has no intentions of leaving.