Supervisors Discuss Wage Increases, Township Discontinuance

The Kearney County Board of Supervisors revisited two items of old business during the June 16 regular meeting: wage increases and Township discontinuance.

During the previous meeting, the supervisors set budget guidelines encouraging no wage increases for County employees, but salaries for elected officials and their deputies were set by resolution with scheduled increases for a four year term. Officials attended the meeting to discuss increases they would like to give their staff.

The state auditor requires the board to approve wage increases before they go into effect. In order for wage increases to go into effect on July 1, the board would need to approve them at this meeting. Because there were no concrete numbers for the supervisors to consider, they took no action, but advised department heads they would consider the proposed raises as part of budget approvals. Any wage increases given will go into effect September 1.

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