Pella Chronicle

Local News

January 3, 2014

Comp Board recommends 3% increase

Knoxville — The Marion County Compensation Board held its annual meeting Thursday, Jan. 2, and will recommend to the Board of Supervisors that the County's elected officials receive a 3 percent pay increase. 

The Compensation Board is a group of individuals selected by the elected officials to represent them when making salary recommendations for the coming fiscal year. Members present at the meeting were Chair Kevin Wadle, Steve Kraayenbrink, Bruce Roof and Todd Chambers. Three members were absent. 

The recommendation presented to the supervisors is as follows:

• Supervisors-Present Salary at $34,391; Salary at 22nd Rank would be $34,194; Variance of $197; CPI increase of 1.7 percent; a pay increase of 3 percent; total increase at 4.13 percent and a final recommended salary of $35,810, or an increase of $1,419.38.

• Attorney-Present Salary at $93,717; Salary at 22nd Rank would be $95,923; Variance of $2,206; CPI increase of 1.7 percent; a pay increase of 3 percent; total increase at 7.05 percent and a final recommended salary of $100,327.70, or an increase of $6,610. 

• Auditor-Present Salary at $58,475; Salary at 22nd Rank would be $59,763; Variance of $1,288; CPI increase of 1.7 percent; a pay increase of 3 percent; total increase of 6.9 percent and a final recommended salary of $62,511.33, or an increase of $4,046.33. 

• Recorder-Present Salary at $57,404; Salary at 22nd Rank would be $57,946; Variance of $542; CPI increase of 1.7 percent; a pay increase of 3 percent; total increase of 5.64 percent and a final recommended salary of $60,643.99 or an increase of $3,239.99. 

• Treasurer-Present Salary at $58,220; Salary at 22nd Rank would be $58,677; Variance of $457; CPI of 1.7 percent; a pay increase of 3 percent; total increase of 5.48 percent and a final recommended salary of $61,413.34 or an increase of $3,193.34. 

• Sheriff-Present Salary at $77,431; Salary at 22nd Rank would be $77,516; Variance of $85; CPI of 1.7 percent; a pay increase of 3 percent; total increase of 4.81 percent and a final recommended salary of $81,155.26 or an increase of $3,193.34. 

The issue was raised at the compensation board meeting of a provision in the Iowa Code which addresses the duties of the board (331.907). In regard to the sheriff's pay, the code reads, "In setting the salary of the county sheriff, the county compensation board shall consider setting the sheriff’s salary so that it is comparable to salaries paid to professional law enforcement administrators and command officers of the state patrol, the division of criminal investigation of the department of public safety, and city police agencies in this state."

Text Only
Local News
Features
Facebook
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Obituaries