I can’t believe that a judge would give employees $1,500 bonuses and $2 an hour wage increases when the county is having to cut money for other projects. The raise alone is $80 a week, 52 weeks a year, $4,160 plus $1,500 bonus for a total of $5,660 raise a year, multiplied times three. And remember, they already make more in salary than most Meigs Countians and the unemployment rate is 15 percent.
I urge the commissioners to try to rescind them and if that is not possible cut the amount for the court.
I worked for the state many years and at the fiscal year end our supervisor would tell us to think of what we could buy for the unit or the state would cut our budget for the amount not used. So cut it and pass a law that things of bonus nature have to be approved by the commission.
It appears when they get power in office they become untouchable elitists to do anything and considering people who don’t have jobs (some don’t make as much as their raise to live on).
Remember when you vote for that person again to vote them out.
I have lost faith in our federal government, but still have faith in our commissioners.
I am a taxpayer and angry. After all, the whole county has a problem.