The Grant County Board of Supervisors
has approved a 1% pay increase for
non-union county employees.
Each employee will get a one-time
lump sum payment of just over $200,
along with a 20-cent an hour increase
in their hourly wage rate.
It’s retroactive to July 1st. The raise
will be given to about 500 county
employees. It’ll have a fiscal impact
on the county of around $170,000.
The county board voted 15-to-1 for
the pay hike, with Supervisor
Mark Stead of Platteville voting
against it. Stead says he’s not
against employees getting a pay
increase, but he doesn’t think
its’ right that 20 deputies from the
Grant County Sheriff’s Department
get a 3% raise this year, while almost
everyone else working for the county
will get a 1% pay hike.