After decades of paying the county coroner by the case, the Sheridan County commissioners are considering setting a salary for the elected position.
During a public meeting held the first week of the month at the county courthouse, the commission asked the current Coroner PJ Kane to submit proposals for both scenarios. In doing so, Commissioner Tom Ringley made it clear that the coroner would not be setting his own pay.
He was interviewed last week. At that time, he said they’d already received a report from Kane on coroner’s salaries across the state, but had not taken any action. Commissioner Bob Rolston, who was also interviewed, said the discussion sheds light on an ongoing dilemma.
Rolston, like Ringley, said they haven’t really studied the information, just yet, but did say at the original meeting they wanted to make the decision by the middle of next month. That way, anyone filing for the elected position would know what to expect for pay, and that the position, as it stands right now, does not come with benefits like the other county elected positions.