GRANT CO. BOARD APPROVES NEW WAGE SCALE
After failing to get a vote on the issue last month,
the Grant County Board of Supervisors has approved
a new wage scale for county employees. It cuts the
number of wage scales the county has been using
from seven to three. County Board Supervisor
Carol Beals of Platteville is one of six supervisors
who voted against it.
Supervisor John Beinborn of Cuba City told
Beals the issue of longevity pay was discussed
for over a half-hour by the Executive Committee,
earlier in the day. Supervisor Larry Wolf of Lanaster
also voted against the proposal. He pointed out
that a lot of employees aren’t happy with the changes.
In the end, the wage scale
was approved on a 10-to-6 vote. County
Board Chair Bob Keeney had written a
letter to county department heads about the
new wage scale, telling them that if the new
wage scale is adopted, no county employee
would have their pay cut.
There are separate wage scales for
administrative employees and for the
union representing the Sheriff’s Department.