JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Campbell County Commission will vote next Monday on a possible 75 cents an hour pay increase for all non-school county employees after the Insurance and Personnel Committee voted unanimously to recommend the raise to the full commission. Watch the meeting HERE on demand from WLAF.

Committee Chair Rusty Orick said the raise would be contingent on Finance Director Jeff Marlow being able to assure the commission that the funds would be available without requiring a tax increase. The increase, if approved, would not take effect until the next budget year, June 30, 2022.

Commissioner Scott Kitts expressed opposition to any raise that included county commissioners, but Orick pointed out that elected officials would not be included. The state, he pointed out, determines salaries for elected officials such as trustee, county clerk and sheriff.

“What about non elected department heads?” Commissioner Scott Stanfield asked, with Orick replying that as county employees they would be included in the raise. “I feel that’s fair. Their cost of living goes up too,” he said. Orick added that his motion would not enact the tax, just study it until finance can assure that no tax increase would result. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/15/2021-6AM)