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County leaders: It's full-time work

January 16, 2014

FAIRMONT — Those who have served as a county commissioner will say it’s full-time work. Commissioners also see a higher pay than most city council or school board position....

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Jan-16-14 7:42 AM

If you think the commissioners are over paid, feel free to run against them and then lower your pay.

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Jan-16-14 9:33 AM

"It gets kind of weird, because I've been a commissioner for 22 years," Pierce said. "Elliot (Belgard) and Steve (Flohrs) have been on for a year, yet we all get the same pay."

Translation: I am not being paid enough.

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Jan-16-14 11:20 AM

Welcome to the ranks with the rest of us working poor.

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Jan-16-14 8:16 PM

Amazing. They set their pay at $18000 for 1 meeting a week or about 3 hours. Then set up a bunch of committees in which they get paid per diem including ones like bureau 14 of the chamber of commerce. Naturally some of these committees are with other county groups because this is a state wide system of abuse. This is practically a full time job, but they all manage to have other full time jobs too. The pay is high because they oversee such a large budget. Yet they come in off the street and know nothing about govt funding, regulations, etc. Are all part time county employees "required" to have their insurance paid? In comparing with school boards and city council wages these wages are truly absurd. $40,000 a year. How do we change this fraud.

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Jan-16-14 8:30 PM

Sorry it should say $22,480 base pay. For that amount you think they could put in some full days. Heck that is like $50 per hour for 9 hours work per week base. Plus fringes. Not bad

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Jan-17-14 10:04 AM

2% raise ???? and what was the Social Security amount ? We need a Dept.of Common Sense !If you Serve the people you should be getting minimum wage......see how fast the rats leave the sinking ship, so to say :>)

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Jan-17-14 6:25 PM

They are worth every penny for their work and services.

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