JC Meeting on Deputy Clerk Salaries

Johnson County Commissioner Smokey Wildeman
Johnson County Commissioner Smokey Wildeman

The Johnson County Commissioners will have a special public meeting Monday to discuss salaries and the possible change to an old guideline that capped salaries of the various deputy clerks. News Director for Johnson County, Aaron Palmer, has more.

The discussion came up last Tuesday at their regular commission meeting when county attorney-elect Kenneth DeCock approached the commissioners about changing the guideline.

The guideline states that all deputy clerks in the county will have their salary capped at 80 percent of what the elected official's salary is, and was adopted back in 1987.
DeCock said he wants the guideline lifted so he can go after the best deputy attorney he can find, without being saddled with that kind of salary cap.

Commissioner Smokey Wildeman explains what DeCock wants to change.

Although the changes will be discussed at the meeting, Wildeman explained that changing the rule does make sense, at least to him.

The meeting will be Monday, Dec. 13 beginning at 11 am in the county commission's office in the courthouse and is open to the public.

From the Johnson County News Desk, I'm Aaron Palmer with sheridanmedia.com news.

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