At their Tuesday meeting the Johnson County Commissioners passed Resolution No. 498, which sets the county's elected officials' salaries for the next four years, from 2015 through 2018.
The discussions on the Resolution began a little after 9 o'clock with some of the elected officials in attendance.
Commissioner Jim Hicks said he had concerns with salaries paid to the commissioners and to the county coroner, which according to information he compiled, were the only salaries he thought were higher than they should be.
County Coroner Dave Harness was not in attendance but was called to ask if he would discuss the natter with the commissioners later in the meeting, which he agreed to.
Harness was not able to attend personally but discussed the issue with the commissioners over the phone, saying he was alright with where the commissioners decided to hold his salary.
The commissioners held their salaries at the same level as the coroner.
By state law they can pay themselves no more than the lowest-paid elected county official.
The resolution setting the elected officials's salaries was approved by the commissioners.
List of salaries for elected officials:
Position 2015 2016 2017 2018
Sheriff $83,434 $84,634 $86,434 $88,234
Clerk $77,886 $79,086 $80,866 $82,686
Treasurer same as clerk
Assessor same as clerk
Court same as clerk
Attorney $98,258 $99,458 $100,000 $100,000
Coroner $42,000 $42,000 $42,000 $42,000
$42,000 $42,000 $42,000 $42,000