County officials approved a 2015 budget that includes a small raise for employees, amid ongoing concerns about the recycling program and its affect on county finances.
Justice of the Peace Stand Townsend presented a few amendments to the proposed budget recommended after a recent budget committee meeting. These included raises of 3 percent for elected officials (does not include JPs) and 2 percent raise for the rest of the employees. Officials have been especially behind in their pay scale compared with other counties.
See the full story in the Dec. 17 issue.