The Johnson County Commissioners, at their last meeting, approved a plan from County Sanitarian Rick Durfee to keep part-time employee Jordan Stevenson once his employment through a Federal program ends this November.
Stevenson was hired through the Experience Works program and his salary over the last four years was paid by the Federal program.
He has worked for the county under this program, and has made a positive impression on his employers and co-workers, who now want to keep him working for the county after the program ends in November.
Durfee and the commissioners discussed the issue further at the
Durfee's plan is for his department and the Jim Gatchell Museum to split the cost of his salary and retain him. Maintenance and the museum will each contribute $2,000 of their budget to cover Stevenson's salary, from November of this year until June of 2014, to take care of FY 2014. They will readdress his salary and the position again during next year's budget sessions.
The commissioners approved the plan to adjust the maintenance budget and the Gatchell's budget to pay Stevenson's salary through FY 2014.