Ida supervisors delay raises

Ida County supervisors discussed the county compensation board’s recommendations for salary increases for elected officials and supervisors at its Jan. 2 meeting.

The supervisors, Rhett Leonard, Creston Schubert and Raymond Drey, arrived at a consensus of a 4 percent increase for the supervisors, Sheriff Wade Harriman, auditor Lorna Sheebock and treasurer Traci Riessen, which is a 33 and one-third percent reduction from what the compensation board recommended. Recorder Julie Phillips would receive a 5 percent raise, which is a 33 and one-third percent reduction from the compensation board.

When asked by supervisors, Steenbock presented information that all of the Ida County offices rank in the bottom 10 of the state’s 99 counties.

The final increase amount will be determined at budget talks for the fiscal year 2018-19 budget.

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