Members of the Clark County Quorum Court’s Personnel Committee continued their work on a base pay threshold for all new county employees during their recent meeting.

Members of the Clark County Quorum Court’s Personnel Committee continued their work on a base pay threshold for all new county employees during their recent meeting.
The ordinance will only apply to county employees hired on or beyond Jan. 1, 2017.
According to Richard Bright, a section in the ordinance pertaining to pay for Justices of the Peace should not have been included.
“We are not employees,” Bright explained.
Committee members spent most of their time during their meeting discussing the salary for the county’s juvenile department.
According to Bright, the director and intake officer are at the same amounts.
“I think if we can get something adequately adjusted on that we will be good,” said Bright.
In addition, committee members discussed a letter submitted by Circuit Judge Robert McCallum regarding a the pay adjustment for the juvenile director.
Following discussions with McCallum, Bright said the request has nothing to do with the base pay amounts the committee is currently working on.
“This is for the judge’s recommendation on behalf of the current juvenile probation director,” Bright explained.
Bright explained there is a personnel policy in place that establishes protocol for employee raises.
Committee members voted to set the base pay amount of $29,000 for the juvenile intake officer. The intake officer will receive the same initial salary of a qualified deputy for the sheriff’s department.
In addition, committee members approved amendments to the base pay threshold ordinance presented during their meeting.
The first being calling it a “base pay threshold,” while the second being changing the jail administrator’s salary.
The third measure involved removing the salary for Justices of the Peace, with the final proposal regarding the juvenile probation office.