Cortland County Legislature Committee Recommends Hiring New Highway Chief at Top Pay Rate
Cortland County Lawmakers have voted to pay a new County Highway Superintendent nearly $94 thousand dollars a year, which is at the top end of the pay scale.
Yesterday, county lawmakers on the Legislatures' Personnel Committee voted to pay the position $93,766. That figure does not include fringe, such as health insurance and retirement.
Lawmakers have been searching for a new Highway Chief since March when former Superintendent Don Chambers resigned to take the same job in St. Lawrence County.
Lawmakers increased the salary range earlier this year after the county did not receive a huge response from potential applicants.
Lawmakers have refused to say how many applications the county has received or how many candidates they have interviewed for the job.
One applicant is Legislator Charles Sudbrink, Sudbrink represents the towns of Willet, Cincinnatus, Taylor and Freetown.
Another candidate, Luke Morenus of Homer dropped out of the running after it was disclosed in a local newspaper that he had submitted his name for consideration.
Lawmakers are expected to vote on appointing a new Highway Superintendent at their July 24th meeting.