UCCF 11/4/21: Who Gets an 18.82% Pay Hike?

For years Union County commissioners received annual salaries of $29,500 with the Chair of the Board getting an extra $2,000 and the Vice Chair an extra $1,000.

In 2015 raise ordinances started including commissioner salaries and these fixes have become a seasonal event. At the last  meeting, at a time of private sector layoffs and furloughs and a less ceremonial work for commissioners to do, we got:

835-2021 FIXING THE SALARIES OF MEMBERS OF THE UNION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, COUNTY MANAGER AND DEPARTMENT HEADS.

Those new salaries:

The changes:

4 responses to this post.

  1. Absolutely criminal. Time for them to all be arrested. Standard salary increases are 2.2% for public employees. Everyone who works and pays taxes in Union County should be absolutely outraged that Oatman and Taylor are being rewarded for gross incompetence, corruption and abuse Time for these carpetbaggers to go to jail and take the Freeloaders with them.

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  2. Posted by qpat00 on November 7, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    These rapacious raises are possibly buying everyone’s silence as to how much the corrupted county system has become throughout. I am disappointed this is happening but admit that, how can the directors turndown such largesse thrown at them. How can you be a disgruntled whistlebolwer when you are pulling down $155,000 to 220,000 a year with pensions that will match. Looking at the past 5 years from 2016., salaries went up an average of over 20 to over 30%. WOW. Come December the commissioner meetings will now be back to “in-person”, so I’ll sadly be wading into that pig-pen full of crap to speak on the final passage of this exhorbitant ordinance. Suggest concerned citizenry attend and stand up to speak also.

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  4. […] Thursday at 5:30 pm the Commissioners return to in-person meetings with a packed agenda that includes more borrowing, more spending, and raises for all. […]

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