CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Two more attempts to increase salaries for Jefferson County employees failed Thursday during the Jefferson County Commission's weekly meeting.
Salaries for some county employees are as low as $21,500, and there have been attempts to boost pay, although members of the commission disagree over how it should be accomplished.
At the July 24 commission meeting, Commissioner Dale Manuel tried unsuccessfully to get a 5 percent pay raise for county employees. On Thursday, he tried for a 5.25 percent increase for workers who did not get a pay boost this fiscal year, but that also failed.
Manuel was the only commissioner to vote for his proposal.
Commissioner Greg Corliss said he supports raises, but believes a wage board should be formed to examine salaries. Commission President Frances Morgan said she also likes the idea of a wage board.