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Regular Agenda <br />Commissioners' Office <br />JEFFERSON COUNTY <br />BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br />AGENDA REQUEST <br />TO: Board of County Commissioners <br />FROM: Philip Morley, County Administrator 7\►/ <br />Erin Lundgren, Clerk of the Board ✓1 <br />DATE: March 17, 2014 <br />SUBJECT: RESOLUTION NO. _ re: Establishing New Salaries for the Elected <br />Position of Jefferson County Commissioner <br />STATEMENT OF ISSUE: <br />Due to the lack of revenue and budget contraints experienced by the County because of the Great Recession, <br />the Board of County Commissioners has not increased the salary for the positions of the three County <br />Commissioners since 2008. This has caused an inequity between the Jefferson County Commissioners' <br />salaries and the salaries of certain other Jefferson County elected officials (Assessor, Auditor, Clerk and <br />Treasurer). It has also caused an inequity when compared to the salaries of other elected Commissioner <br />positions located in the counties used for salary comparison to Jefferson County (Chelan, Clallam, Douglas, <br />Island, Lewis, Mason and Pacific). <br />ANALYSIS: <br />With the exception of 2011, the salaries of certain other Jefferson County elected officials have been <br />increased each year since 2008, consistent with the general wage increase agreed to in the collective <br />bargaining agreement for UFCW employees. The 2014 salary of the positions for elected Assessor, Auditor, <br />Clerk and Treasurer in Jefferson County is $71,980. The salary of the position for Jefferson County <br />Commissioner is currently $63,926, the 2008 rate. <br />While it is yet unknown what decisions may be made with regard to the outcome of future UFCW labor <br />negotiations, any future salary increases made for employees under the UFCW collective bargaining <br />agreement may also be made for other Jefferson County elected officials, excluding the Commissioners' due <br />to limitations prohibiting a legislative authority member from increasing his/her salary during his/her term of <br />office. <br />Additionally, a salary comparison (Attachment `A') was conducted to review the salaries of elected County <br />Commissioner positions located in the counties used for salary comparison to Jefferson County (Chelan, <br />Clallam, Douglas, Island, Lewis, Mason and Pacific). Excluding the lowest and highest salary, the data <br />shows the average salary for the position of County Commissioner is $74,209.40. <br />