Dickinson County Supervisors Approve 3% Wage Increases For County Employees, Both Elected And Non-Elected

Wed 1-2-2019

(Spirit Lake)-- The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors met for the first time in 2019 this (Tues.) morning, with two new board members officially assuming their seats on the board. The oath of office was administered to Steve Clark, representing District 2, and Kim Wermersen, representing District 4. Oaths of office were also administered to various other elected officials.

In addition to various board and committee appointments, the other main item of business was wages for both elected and non-elected county employees for the upcoming fiscal year. The county's Compensation Board, recommended a four percent across-the-board increase for elected officials. The Board of Supervisors this (Tues.) morning approved a three percent increase. Supervisor Kim Wermersen...Wage Discussion 

"First of all we have to respect the Compensation Board for the work they put in, and also, one of the things that's impressed me and one of the reasons I chose to even run for this is we've got a really excellent group of people that work here. And in talking with the Compensation Board one of the things is obviously we want to stay competitive with things that are out there. At the same time we have to be fiscally responsible."

The supervisors also approved a three percent pay raise for non-elected county employees.

Assistant County Attorney Lonnie Saunders administers oath of office to incoming supervisor Steve Clark (left photo) and Kim Wermersen (right photo).