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Morgan deletes extra pay requests

By Sheryl Marsh
smarsh@decaturdaily.com · 340-2437

The Morgan County Commission decided not to back pay raises for employees in the garbage department and License Commissioner Sue Roan’s office.

Meanwhile, a 5 percent increase for Chairman John Glasscock, the highest paid county official, takes his salary to more than $90,000.

Following a recommendation from the county’s human resources director, commissioners agreed to deduct raises Roan had wanted for seven of her employees and raises garbage Director Ricky Brooks proposed for 27 of his employees.

Brooks withdrew an 11 cent-per-hour raise for himself, according to Deputy Administrator Carol Long.

Merit pay system

Human Resources Director Terry Naccarato said the merit pay system is not active currently and no such raises should be given.

After the budgetary process, he said, he will evaluate five of the employees for whom more pay was requested.

Nacarrato said he will evaluate the employees for re-classification, which could give them more money.

Roan’s proposed pay hikes would have cost more than $28,392.

Long said she did not calculate the costs for Brooks’ proposed raises.

All of the employees, including elected officials, will get an across-the-board 5 percent increase.

Top pay

Glasscock gets the top pay of the elected officials. With the 5 percent raise, his salary will go to $90,059.

After the increase, salaries for employees in his office will range from $37,259 to $73,469.

Revenue Commissioner Amanda Scott’s budgets were the last that Glasscock presented to commissioners Tuesday.

Commissioners found no fault in Scott’s budgets, as she asked for level funding.

After all department budgets are compiled the county’s General Fund totals $20,445,791.

That’s after deleting the extra pay raises.

The commission plans to meet Aug. 24 for a final budget review.

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