03/20/2020- Some of Marinette County’s elected officials could see a 13% pay raise over the next four years under a recommendation from the County’s Administrative Committee. Salary adjustments for the County Clerk, Register of Deeds, and Treasurer need to be approved by April 15th and the initial proposal was to set their pay at just over $65000 in 2021 and increase that by $1300 each year through 2024. However, County Board Chairman Mark Anderson suggested amending those figures to raise 2021’s salary to $70000 with another 2% increase added in 2023. He says, to keep things fair, these positions should be paid comparably to other non-elected positions with similar responsibility levels in the county’s wage plan.
Anderson’s initial proposed amendment failed, but several committee members voiced they would be open to considering a more gradual increase to bring the elected and non-elected salaries in line, as well as pay comparably to what other counties across the state are. County Administrator John Lefebvre also agreed that would be a preferable approach.
Ultimately, the Committee voted to set the 2021 salary for the Clerk, Register of Deeds and Treasurer at $66700. That amount would then increase by about $1600 annually to end at just under $72000 in 2024. That recommendation will still need to be approved by the full County Board.