Commission votes to increase official salaries


During a special meeting Thursday, the Carbon County Commission voted to increase the salaries of six elected officials beginning in 2017.

The majority of the commissioners agreed to increase the salaries by 1 percent beginning in January 2017, and by 2 percent starting in January 2018. The increases for the elected officials, which include the assessor, clerk of court, coroner, county clerk, sheriff and treasurer, come as their departments will likely take up to a 5 percent budget cut.

The commissioners recently discussed the issue at their regular meeting May 6, and held the special Thur...

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