Fayette County elected officials will see a small increase in their salary the more terms they serve following board action at last night’s monthly meeting. Chairman Jeff Beckman explained to the board that the finance committee had met and back in 2014, the board had acted to give elected officials a 3% raise as they serve multiple terms in office. This year’s election will see the possible beginning of those increases as both Circuit Clerk and Coroner’s positions are up for election. Beckman explained that should current Circuit Clerk Kathy Emerick win re-election, her salary would increase as she would be serving a second term.
When discussing the office of coroner, Beckman says they had looked at other county’s salaries for coroner and came up with the salary increases that would max out at the fourth term served in the office.
The board unanimously approved the increased salary amounts as suggested by the finance committee.