Jefferson County Commissioners met with department heads to discuss salaries for the upcoming year at Tuesdays meeting.
We have kicked around the figure of a 35 cent raise for employees and a 1,000 dollar raise for department heads, Commissioner Michael Dux said.
This was the first that the department heads had heard of what the commissioners were considering. Tuesday was the day that all department heads were to start bringing their budgets to the commissioners.
It makes it a little difficult to design a budget when we as department heads have no idea what you (Commissioners) are thinking, said Rose Weigert, Clerk of the District Court. We had no idea what you were thinking, it would have been nice to have been given a heads up.
I agree that we really fell down on this, Dux said. This is something that we should have taken care of a lot earlier than this.