Public hearing set for county compensation board

09_joes0832JOE’S FAMILY STEAKHOUSE DONATION  — Bill and Joe Campbell present a check for $713.75 to Terry Syvertson of Caring for Kids.  Joe’s Family Steakhouse raised $1,425 during Whoop-Up, selling 267 sandwiches to the community.  The rest of the proceeds were donated to Conrad High School Athletics.  I-O Photo by Adam Jerome




County commissioners had a light business schedule on Wednesday with just three items on their agenda.

The commission moved and passed July 7, 9:30 a.m. as the date for a public hearing of the county compensation board (CCB).

They will meet in the commissioners’ office in the courthouse.

The CCB is established by law to review the compensation to elected county officials and to make recommendations for a salary schedule for the coming fiscal year.

The public is invited to attend.

In other news the commission moved to grant an extension of vacation time until June 30 to use excess leave hours for dispatcher Bev Anderson and deputy Shannon Gabbard. Sheriff Tom Kuka requested the extension of time for the employees in his department due to the fact that they were not able to use their leave time due to staff shortages.

State law allows a public employee to accumulate annual vacation leave totaling not more than two times the maximum number of days earned annually.

Hours in excess of the two year allowable accrual for forfeited by the employee unless used by March 31 or an extension of time use the excess time is granted.

In other action, the commissioners moved to approve the Town/County agreement for the Valier library.

In part, the Town of Valier will assume the function of the library and the county will pay out of the county library fund into the library fund of Valier a sum that may be designated by the commissioners for support of the library.

The agreement does not address actual funding numbers or the funding split for the Conrad-Valier libraries.