Supervisors OK pay raises

NORWICH – Chenango County’s supervisors on Tuesday promised themselves and the majority of their full-time employees 3 percent raises next year, in addition to $500 for full-timers.

Most part-timers received 4 percent increases.

Prior to the board’s vote, Supervisor James B. Bays, D-Smyrna, made a motion to amend the compensation schedule resolution, calling for supervisors to forego their own increases next year.

Bays said when he served previously as supervisor from 1988 to 1992, the work sessions lasted longer. “I remember working well into the afternoon,” he said. “Now, with the committee system taking care of most of the business, the process is better but doesn’t take as long.”

Bays’ motion was seconded by Peter C. Flanagan, D-Preston, a supervisor who has often in years past objected to receiving a raise.

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