Commissioners discuss a variety of topics

Published: Friday, May 24, 2013 at 06:03 PM.

CHIPLEY — It was a marathon Board of County Commissioners meeting Thursday as the commissioners discussed a wide variety of topics for more than four hours.

The board seemed to agree on very little, but they did vote unanimously to increase acting county administrator David Corbin’s pay by 15 percent, to be retroactive to his taking over as interim “point of contact” for the county commissioners.

“I was just thinking what a good job David has done, he has moved a lot of things forward in just a short time,” said Chairman Alan Bush. “I would like to see us compensate him.”

Corbin was chosen by the board last month to fill in as county administrator until a replacement for former administrator Steve Joyner is hired.

“This opens a can of worms,” Commissioner Todd Abbott said. “We have a lot of other employees in the county who have done and are doing the same thing, stepping up and filling in.”

Bush agreed, but pointed out that the county administrator answers to the board, and it is up to the board to take care of him. “Those other employees have supervisors, and I would hope their supervisors are doing them right,” Bush said. “But this job reports directly to us. We’re his supervisor and I think we should take care of him.”

Bush made the motion they increase Corbin’s pay by 15 percent and Commissioner Charles Brock seconded the motion for discussion.

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