Winneshiek County elected officials will get five percent pay raises for 2018-2019.
The Winneshiek County Board on Monday voted 4-1 to accept the recommendation from the county's Compensation Board to approve a three percent cost of living raise and a two percent merit raise, creating the overall five percent increase. Board member Mark Kuhn was the lone dissenting vote, saying he would prefer a three percent pay raise. Non-union county employees in 2018-2019 are getting 1.1 percent cost of living pay raises.
The vote means that County Sheriff Dan Marx's salary will go from $79,563 to $83,541; County Attorney Andy Van Der Maaten's salary will increase from $72,225 to $75,836; County Treasurer Wayne Walter's salary will increase from $61,221 to $64,282; County Auditor Ben Steines' salary will increase from $60,751 to $63,789; and County Recorder Teresa Bockman's salary will go from $59,941 to $62,938. County supervisors will also be receiving the five percent pay raises.