Two promoted in roads department

Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

After commissioners agreed to the promotions, Nabors requested a $1,500 raise for each man.

Commissioner William Massey suggested the board wait until county labor attorney Lucy Turner of the Carson and Adkins law firm, was to make her presentation on job classification and pay scale at the March 18 meeting. Turner has been creating a plan to formally classify county employees and set standardized wage increases based on seniority and performance.

Nabors said money for the raises was already in his budget. Lockley moved to approve the salary increase. Parrish seconded.

 “I understand that when people move from classification to classification, there is a difference in money but I agree with Mr. Massey about Lucy Taylor,” said Jackel. “ I don’t understand why we would do reclassification and an increase today when we haven’t looked at those grids; when we’ve got other people that we’ve got on hold that.

“I don’t know what (Sadler and Hardy) make and I don’t know how they fit into that grid. This is kind of counterproductive for what we’ve been trying to do with Lucy Turner. One of these foremen can supervise prisoners and one cannot, so there’s some differences there. I don’t see how we can do this based on what we’ve been doing at prior meetings,” she said.

Sanders said both men had worked in the road department for roughly the same period. Nabors said each had more than 25-years of job experience.

The motion to increase the salaries passed 3-2, with Jackel and Massey opposed.

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