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February 12, 2014

Wage bump coming for elected officials

CLINTON — Clinton County elected officials will see an approximately 3 to 4 percent increase in their salaries for the 2015 fiscal year budget.

In January, the compensation board recommended the following salary increases: Supervisors, $1,000; County Attorney, $6,500; Auditor, $3,000; Recorder, $3,000; Sheriff, $5,500: Treasurer, $3,000. However, the Clinton County Board of Supervisors decided Monday not to give elected officials the recommended salary increases, cutting the proposed increase by 40 percent.

Chairman Jill Davisson said the recommendation from the compensation board served as a good guideline. She added its assessments are always fair.

“The problem with us is that we have to look at the budget,” Supervisor John Staszewski said.

For the upcoming budget, the county has been trying to keep salary and wage increases at near 2.5 percent. Collective bargaining units wages will see a 2.2 percent increase. The County Conference Board approved 2.5 percent increases for most of the staff in the Assessor’s office on Monday.

With the 40 percent reduction of the compensation board’s proposed salary increases, the Supervisors approved 2.8 percent increases for the Auditor, Assessor, Recorder and Treasurer and 3.8 percent increases for the County Attorney and Sheriff.

This places these elected official annual salaries at: $105,338 for the County Attorney; $65,128 for the County Auditor; $63,393 for the County Recorder; $64,092 for County Treasurer and $85,175 for Sheriff.

The Supervisors gave themselves a 1 percent raise or $385, increasing their salary to $38,889. For the board chairman, the increase was $1,200, for a total salary of $40,089.

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