The Adair County supervisors approved pay for fiscal year 2025 in action taken at a meeting Wednesday, Jan. 24.
Elected officials will receive a 3.5% raise this year, thanks to a 4-1 vote by the supervisors. Matt Wedemeyer cast the lone no vote.
An additional measure passed gives all employees that amount of a raise, and was passed unanimously.
The compensation board, which gives a recommendation for pay to the supervisors, made a recommendation of a 5.5% raise for elected officials.
The new raises will now be plugged in during budget work sessions as the supervisors continue formulating their budget.
The board has had outside organizations and county departments come in to present updates and request funds for the upcoming budget in the last month.
The auditor’s office is now required to send a budget statement mailer in March that tells taxpayers how much of the proposed tax levy will go to each of the levying entities.
The overall deadline for the county to have the budget to the state is April 30.
New hires were also approved for the recorder’s office and sheriff’s office. Michelle Wilson of Resource Conservation and Development gave the supervisors an update on the work they do.