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Officials will get 2 percent pay hike in 2010 and 2011

December 22, 2006|by DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Board of Commissioners on Thursday set salary increases for most county elected officials for 2010 and 2011 at 2 percent each year.

"We traditionally take a pretty conservative approach to these rates," Commission Chairman G. Warren Elliott said before the vote. By state law, the salary increases cannot be set for the officials during the terms they are currently serving, he said.

The increases are for the first two years of the next term of the county treasurer, and the last two years of the next terms of the three-member board of commissioners, as well as the controller, prothonotary, coroner, sheriff, register and recorder, clerk of courts and two jury commissioners.

The board of commissioners and the other row offices, with the exception of the treasurer, are up for election in 2007. The Treasurer's Office is up for election in 2009.

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Elected officials will receive salary increases of 3 percent in 2007, 2008 and 2009, rates that had been set by the board of commissioners during a previous term.

According to county records, the salaries of county elected officials for 2006 are as follows:

· Commissioners Elliott, Bob Thomas and Cheryl Plummer - $61,610

· Register and Recorder Linda Miller and Clerk of Court William Vandrew - $61,040

· Controller Carol Diller, Prothonotary Linda Beard, Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner, Treasurer Dave Secor and Sheriff Robert Wollyung - $55,730

· Jury Commissioners Allen Twigg and William Butts - $11,726.

The exception is the district attorney, whose salary is set by the state, Elliott said. District Attorney John F. Nelson's 2006 salary is $134,944.

The 2007 salaries for elected officials and other county employees will not be set officially until January, county Administrator John Hart said.

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