Sunday, July 11, 2010

Pay Raise Sought For Election Workers

The fiscal review committee of the Putnam County commission will be asked to consider raising the pay rate for people who operate voting machines in the county. The county election commission wants to pay those individuals $100 a day, saying that machine operators are required to have computer skills that other Election Day workers do not need. The election commission says the money for the pay raise could come from the $50,000 they say was saved from consolidating voting precincts. State law requires that the county commission approve compensation for election workers. Meanwhile, the planning committee Monday night will be discussing what is described on the agenda as a "wetland mitigation in the Highlands Business Park." The meetings begin at 5 pm on the top floor of the county courthouse.