TECUMSEH – The Johnson County Board elected officers, set salaries and increased the mileage rate at their meeting Tuesday.
Scotty Gottula was elected chairman and Ted Evans elected vice chairman. Evans is also chair of the board of equalization.
The board set salaries including $16,172 for commissioners. Over a four-year time frame, the salary will go about 3 percent. It is expected to remain below neighboring counties, however, where salaries as are high as $27,000.
A 3 percent pay raise is also approved for other elected officials, who are paid $42,000 in 2018. The sheriff’s pay raise increases at 2 percent.
Commissioners also approved a higher mileage rate for sheriff’s deputies serving papers. The rate this year goes up from 54 cents to 57 cents per mile.
The commissioners approved a resolution to accept the Local Emergency Operation Plan presented by Emergency Manager Amanda Burki and Deputy Alyson Gottula.