©2012 NPT PHOTO BY RICK HOOPER
Norman Smith, left, is sworn in as the new chairman of the Cocke County Legislative
Body by County Clerk Janice Butler on Monday.
|Published: 10:11 AM, 09/18/2012
Author: Rick Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Members of the Cocke County Legislative Body, in
an 8-5 vote, approved a resolution establishing a new pay formula Monday
evening that will result in about $150 per month increase for CLB members.
Finance Committee Chairman Phil Killion presented the
matter for consideration. The matter was initially brought before the Finance
Committee by Michael McCarter and passed on a 3-1 vote. The new formula sets
pay for the CLB members at 1 percent of the county's population according to
the latest census, which would result in the $150 increase per month.
Reportedly, the county has enough funds to cover the extra expense.
On Monday, Killion suggested the matter was only being
brought forth to be considered and then sent back to a committee. New CLB
Chairman Norman Smith, however, pointed out that the enclosed resolution was
for establishing a new pay formula.
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