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County board to vote on new pay rates for sheriff, clerk of court

The Pierce County Board is scheduled to vote next Tuesday on giving raises to the clerk of court and sheriff when their new terms begin next year.

The resolution proposes giving the sheriff 2.5 percent increases on Jan. 1 of 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. The sheriff's current salary is $68,195 and would increase to $75,275 in 2014.

The proposed resolution would raise the clerk of court's pay from $51,128 this year to $53,974 in 2011, an increase of $2,846 or about 5.6 percent. The increases for the next three years of the term would be 2.5 percent. By 2014, the clerk of court's annual salary would be $58,124.

The higher increase for the clerk of court is intended to bring that position up to parity with three similar elected county positions.

For more please read the March 17 version of the Herald.

Judy Wiff

Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.

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