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County agrees on pay increases, discusses future workload concerns


The Cheyenne County commissioners discussed how to fit raises for elected county officials into an increasingly tight budget at Monday’s meeting.

The commissioners agreed on a base pay of $55,000 per year starting in 2015 with a 3 percent cost of living increase for the following three years. This decision was based on recommendations from the Nebraska Association of County Officials.

Additionally, NACO advised that the county attorney and county sheriff should receive 150 percent and 120 percent respectively of the base pay, to which the commissioners also agreed.

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