Seward County Commission Meets, Takes No Action on Employee Compensation Plan

Joe Denoyer - February 3, 2020 9:46 pm

Seward County Commissioners met Monday evening, and issued and Proclaimed February as Black History Month.  The Seward County. Commissioners took no action on Resolution 2020-02 which would establish an Employee Compensation Plan. Commissioners would like additional time to review the item. Included in the proposed plan:

Allows for Seward County to continue to be fair and equitable with compensation to its employees.

Provide the County with a PayScale outlining what Minimum, MidPoint, and Max pay would be for each position depending on their grade.

The  plan would  also provide for a formal process for establishing new positions, positions changes such as grade and/or title changes, initial wages for new hires, and raises.

The Commission also approved the D6T Dozer rebuild for the Landfill at a cost of $234,281.65, and approved the 2019 Noxious Weed Eradication Report and the 2020 Noxious Weed Annual Plan. Also for the Noxious Weed Department, the County Commission approved the purchase of a John Bean Sprayer. Cost of the Sprayer is $25,594.97.

The Commission also approved keeping the 2001 International 4800, 4X4, Crew Cab Firetruck. The truck had previously went up for auction, however the reserve was not met.

After an Executive Session, Commissioners approved waiving the waiting period for insurance for a new deputy in the Sheriffs Department.


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