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Jefferson County To Vote On Having 5 Commissioners

Jefferson County is considering adding 2 commissioners to it’s board.  Voter’s will decide whether or not to make it a 5 person board.  The three-person committee of County Clerk Sandra Stelling, County Attorney Linda Bauer and County Treasurer Leroy Bast would select 2 additional commissioners to serve at-large until redistricting takes effect.  If it passes, commissioners would represent approximately 1,500 people compared to approximately 2,500 with the 3 person board.  Adding 2 commissioners would cost at least $60,000 more for elected officials salaries  along with insurance, benefits, mileage and dues per year.  Salary for a commissioner is $21,774, $8,595 for health and life insurance annually, $300 in dental insurance and they can charge mileage to attend meetings.  Spouses may also join the county medical insurance which pays just over $1,000 annually.

 

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.