(Audubon) The Audubon County Board of Supervisors has reduced the compensation board suggestion by 50%.
The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week to give county elected officials a 2% raise as opposed to 4% and to give the supervisors a 1% raise instead of 2%. Supervisor Chairman Todd Nelsen explains the thought process.
“Part of the reason is the low carry out in our general basic fund which is where the wages come out of and that’s one option we have to reduce expenses in the general basic fund so that we have to a sufficient carry out and we’re going to have to identify some others.”
Nelsen stated that they considered zeroing the compensation board recommendation before deciding on the 50% reduction. He added that the board will continue to look for other ways to reduce general basic spending.