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Salary Review Committee Recommendations Receive Mixed Reviews From Legislators

June 15, 2013

MAYVILLE — Salary recommendations for elected officials will be discussed next week, and already legislators are expressing mixed feelings....

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Mrsgio

Jun-15-13 8:03 PM

Come on Brent, thats not fair, you know each one of the legislators didn't sleep for days wondering you would get that precious bed tax money, spent hundreds of waking hours calculating and devising a comprehensive spending schedule for distributing those few dollars.

And the budget, since most expenses are mandated and already established by contractual obligations, discretionary spending which are repetitive from yr to yr keeps the legislators busy asking the county employees the same explorative questions every fiscal budget period.

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Brent1

Jun-15-13 7:27 PM

Was it dividing up the bed tax?, Maybe approving the budget after the county employees spent hundreds if not thousands of hrs on its preparations. How about reviewing the studies from outside sources dealing with the lake situation? Maybe a few phone calls and web searches dealing with the sale of the county home?

Interesting questions?

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Brent1

Jun-15-13 7:14 PM

If i could ask a legislator, what was the most difficult decision you had to make in your term and how did it make Chautauqua County a better place to live?

:)....

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kylamarissa

Jun-15-13 4:42 PM

John Runkle is the Best.

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ru4real

Jun-15-13 1:43 PM

lower our taxes{3rd highest) then we talk money , this county is bankrupt and they want a raise, NUTZ

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carlaw

Jun-15-13 12:55 PM

Why on Earth would anyone want career politicians to serve on the local level, or any level for that matter. The Idea is to have regular citizens represent us and term limits so more people can serve. it should be an honor, not a career.

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Orangeman

Jun-15-13 12:14 PM

Why is it that have allowed for decades part time legislators in Chautauqua County?

Id much rather see a group of say 7 Legislators all of which run County wide just like the Executive, Clerk, DA and Sheriff do, get a salary of like $60,000 each and go to mayville.everyday and work on the pro and issues full time.

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Orangeman

Jun-15-13 12:14 PM

Why is it that have allowed for decades part time legislators in Chautauqua County?

Id much rather see a group of say 7 Legislators all of which run County wide just like the Executive, Clerk, DA and Sheriff do, get a salary of like $60,000 each and go to mayville.everyday and work on the pro and issues full time.

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Kramer

Jun-15-13 11:15 AM

I believe that the majority of the people on the salary review committee were democrats.

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Kramer

Jun-15-13 11:09 AM

The sheriff has received 4 raises since 2002. The executive and clerk have received none.

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Orangeman

Jun-15-13 10:05 AM

Where do where do I begin?

This Citizen Committee recommends that the incoming county executive gets a $25,000 increase over the man who was the county executive for the last 8 years.

They follow that up with a $15,000 raise for the incoming County Clerk.

Sad to say the Sheriff whose job it is to protect our citizens merits less than $4000.

Being that the huge increases for the first 2 offices are held by Republicians, and the smallest increase is for a Democrat this all feels very very political.

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factsout

Jun-15-13 10:05 AM

I will agree that the County Executive is underpaid; but that said I thought we were cutting the number in the Legislature to "save money" so now we are spending the money "saved" to increase their salaries? This makes no sense with the condition the economy is in. You know when you run what the salary is if you don't like it don't run!

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carlaw

Jun-15-13 7:30 AM

Mr. Runkle, you are the best!

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carlaw

Jun-15-13 7:24 AM

How can anyone even consider these raises with the deplorable condition that our economy is in? Shocking!

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