February 03, 2023

County locks in FY 2024 pay

The Adair County supervisors set wage and salary amounts for fiscal year 2024 in a meeting Monday, Jan. 23 at the courthouse. FY 2024 begins July 1.

The supervisors called for a 4.75% increase in salary for elected officials, $3,750 for the county attorney applied after the percentage, and a 4.75% increase for part-time and full-time hourly salary employees. The measure does not give the supervisors any raise.

Supervisor Matt Wedemeyer said he would like to be able to give more, however he wasn’t sure it was possible after the supervisors were more “aggressive” last year in giving an 8% wage increase for all elected officials, a $10,000 raise for the sheriff and $2,500 raise for all others except for the supervisors.

After talking with supervisors from other counties at a recent conference, Chairman Jerry Walker said his goal would have been in the neighborhood of a 7% raise.

The compensation board for the county recently proposed a 9.5% increase.

All of the supervisors voted in favor of the approved amount except Jodie Hoadley voted against it.

The supervisors are continuing to formulate the budget now that budget presentations and pay have been set.

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson has served as News Editor of the Adair County Free Press and Fontanelle Observer since Oct. 2017. He and his wife Kilee live in Greenfield. In Greenfield and the greater Adair County area, he values the opportunity to tell peoples' stories, enjoys playing guitar, following all levels of sports, and being a part of his local church.