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Commissioners to get pay increase


August 23, 2017

Cheyenne County Commissioners will receive a 20 percent pay increase for the 2017-18 budget year.

The combined salary for all three officials in 2016 was $63,798.12, and will increase to an estimated $80,000 for the new budget year.

“The board has to set official salary by January of the election year so that people know what they’re going to pay their 1 percent filing fee on,” Beth Fiegenschuh, county clerk, said.

Resolution 2015-36, signed December 2015, established salaries for the commissioners, as well as a 3 percent cost-of-living increase added each year.

“At that time, the b...

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