MONMOUTH — City Manager Scott McClure will not receive a raise beyond whatever the cost-of-living increase is determined to be, the Monmouth City Council decided at its Jan. 21 meeting. "In general, (the) council was very pleased with (his) performance," a summary of his review stated. He scored between a three and a four on a five-point scale. The council authorized $7,500 to send McClure to the American Leaders Forum training as a way for him to pursue professional development. Scott McClure One reason the council decided to go with simply a COLA increase was because McClure would be compensated with the leadership program, Councilman Steve Milligan said. The decisions about the city manager came after two executive sessions, one on Jan. 7 and continued on Jan. 21, for a total of about four hours of discussion. McClure has been in city management for 24 years, and with Monmouth for seven. He earns $9,884 a month, according to a salary survey he submitted to the council, and a total of $128,736 with benefits that include deferred compensation, vehicle and cellphone allowances, and contributions to the Public Employee Retirement System. He serves on various boards, including the Mon-mouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce and as president of the Monmouth Business Association.