County panel to study employee salaries TuesdayWith a final budget due at the end of this month, the Davison County commissioners will tackle the question of employee salaries during a 10 a.m. provisional budget hearing Tuesday as part of a regularly scheduled meeting.
With a final budget due at the end of this month, the Davison County commissioners will tackle the question of employee salaries during a 10 a.m. provisional budget hearing Tuesday as part of a regularly scheduled meeting.
The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the courthouse, 200 E. Fourth Ave., Mitchell.
The commissioners published a draft budget in August that tentatively gave county workers a 2 percent raise, plus an additional 50 cents an hour — the same increase they granted in 2010.
If the commissioners approve the current $6.95 million budget without making any changes, county employees will get raises ranging from 6 percent to 7.5 percent.
On the subject of roads, the commissioners are expected to hear a request for better signage after chip-and-seal operations in order to avoid broken windshields. They also will hear a request from local heavy equipment operators for lower per-trip overweight permits.
Tuesday’s agenda also includes the following: 9 a.m., approval of minutes, Pledge of Allegiance, citizen input; 9:30 a.m. Highway Superintendent Rusty Weinberg, with a discussion of overweight permits; 9:45 a.m. county resident Mark Meier, regarding signage after chip sealing operations and broken windows; 10 a.m., provisional budget hearing, 2011 salary discussion; 10:30 a.m. , Maintenance Supervisor Mark Ruml, regarding elevator and final roof repairs at the county Public Safety Building on Miller Avenue;10:50 a.m., Zoning Administrator Dan Sudrla, regarding a vehicle purchase; 11 a.m., continued discussion of commissioner positions on resolutions pertaining to South Dakota Association of County Commissioners positions; 11:45 a.m., State’s Attorney Pat Smith will present a request from a neighboring county for Davison County to participate by contributing any pertinent data to a regional Infant Child Mortality Review Committee; 11:55 a.m., miscellaneous items, approval of bills and timesheets, and the appointment of Kathryn Fouberg and Michelle Fischer to the county insurance committee.