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Pennington County Commission chairman takes smaller pay hike

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -- The chairman of the Pennington County Commission says he is accepting only a fraction of the 20 percent pay raise commissioners voted for themselves last month.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - The chairman of the Pennington County Commission says he is accepting only a fraction of the 20 percent pay raise commissioners voted for themselves last month.

Chairman Lyndell Petersen said at the time that he thought he was voting for a much more modest pay increase.

The Rapid City Journal reports that he is taking only a $50 per month pay raise, rather than $250.

Peterson will make $1,300 a month as a commissioner. Those accepting the full raise will make $1,500.

Commissioner George Ferebee was the lone commissioner to vote against the pay raise. He says he will donate the additional money to charity.

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