Commissioners discuss various budget cuts

Published: Monday, July 29, 2013 at 02:03 PM.

Bush noted that when the commissioners changed David Corbin’s job title to county coordinator and gave him a pay raise, they county was still saving money. “He gets a much lesser salary, we still saved thousands of dollars,” Bush said.

The county administrator salary was $85,255, Abbott said, and that was money the county saved by having Corbin fill in.

Gothard also questioned the $45,000 budgeted for a human resources director’s position.

“Why couldn’t we advertise that job at $24,000? We have a lot of secretaries who make less than that in the county.”

Abbott asked about $50,000 that is budgeted for travel expenses, and suggested the commissioners give up their $600 a month travel reimbursement. “We could give that money back toward the human resources director’s salary,” he said.

No one volunteered to give up their travel reimbursement.

“If a commissioner has travel expenses and wants reimbursement, he should get it,” Goodman said.

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