Supervisors get 2 percent raise in 2012 budget

NORWICH – Chenango County’s $84.65 million proposed spending plan for next year includes 2 percent raises for supervisors and department directors, despite a disagreement last month on the compensation amount.

Preston Supervisor Peter C. Flanagan did not pull a resolution that fixed salaries at yesterday’s meeting of the county board. His proposal to freeze supervisors’ raises last month and a subsequent motion from fellow Democrat Richard Schlag of German to lower supervisors’ and department directors’ raises from 2 to 1.5 percent both failed to garner enough votes to pass. As a result, the original proposal offered by the county’s personnel committee came before the board again this month.

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