County Board Raises Approved 19 Dec 12

The Brown County Board on Tuesday approved the county’s budget and tax levy for 2013, and OK’d raises for themselves for next year as well. County Commissioners approved a $550 per-year pay increase for themselves on a vote of 3-2, with Dick Seeboth and Jim Berg voting against the measure. The action also increased the Board Chair’s additional pay from $500 to $1,000 a year. Brown County Commissioners will now earn $21,800 annually, with their per-diem pay remaining unchanged at $60 per-meeting. The Board also approved salary hikes of around 2% for the county sheriff, auditor-treasurer, county recorder, family services director, highway engineer, and county administrator. The 2013 Brown County property tax levy is a little-less than a 2% increase over this year, while the county’s budget is a 12% increase.