The Cass County Board of Supervisors, Monday, received certifications from county officers for base salaries of their deputies and certified the base salaries of deputies to the county auditor. The Board also determined the compensation of ‘other employees’ [other than those under bargaining unit or other employment contracts], and reviewed FY2014 budget expense appropriations and made amendments as necessary.
A motion to make a county budget appropriation adjustment was approved (change in spending authority for budgeting purposes) for Fiscal Year 2014. The adjustment to the General Basic Fund was for a decrease in the Non-departmental line item by $30,000; and increasing Data Processing by $30,000.
In accordance with Iowa Code, Sheriff Darby McLaren certified the annual base salaries of the exempt deputy sheriff. It was determined that the maximum limitation of 85% of the sheriff’s salary was not exceeded, therefore 1st Deputy John Westering salary of $58, 172 per year was approved by the Board. And, the Supervisors certified to the Auditor annual departmental deputies’ base salaries for Fiscal Year 2015.
For FY-2013 and FY-2014 the position of jail administrator was given to the first deputy sheriff. Rather than hire a jail administrator, the sheriff and Board of Supervisors determined it was most practical for Westering to perform jail administration duties and authorized supplement pay to the first deputy. The amount paid was an annual total of $5,000, including social security and IPERS. Sheriff McLaren has requested, and the Board approved, FY-2015 supplemental pay for Westering amounting to $4,254 for performing jail administration duties.
And, in accordance with Iowa Code the Board agreed to set a compensation schedule for FY-2014-15. Detailed information about the compensation schedule and deputies’ base salary information is available at the Cass County Auditor’s Office, and will be posted in the minutes of the Board of Supervisors meeting on the Cass County website at http://www.casscountyiowa.us