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Comp. Board suggests 3% raises

The Northwood Anchor of Northwood, Iowa

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The Worth County Compensation Board recently made its recommendation for raises in salaries of county elected officials in the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

The compensation board's recommendation was for 3.0 percent raises for all county elected officials, including the attorney, auditor, recorder, sheriff, supervisors and treasurer.

The compensation board's recommendation was approved by the Worth County Board of Supervisors on Monday, December 23. The Supervisors had the option of approving raises for elected officials at any rate up to the Compensation Board's recommendation.

With a three percent increase, the salaries for auditor Jacki Backhaus, treasurer Jake Hanson and recorder Liz Kenison would increase $1,450, for salaries of $49,780.

Salaries for supervisors Dave Haugen, Dennis May and Ken Abrams will increase $858 to $29,471. The board chair, chosen in January, will receive an additional $500.

For Worth County attorney Jeff Greve, that would be a raise of $1,560 for a salary of $53,573.

For sheriff Jay Langenbau, that would result in an increase of $1,811, for a salary of $62,186.

Salary increases approved by the supervisors will be included in the budgetary process and will begin at the start of the fiscal year, on July 1, 2013.



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Original Publication Date: January 1, 2014



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