Cortland County lawmakers have voted to give the clerk of the county legislature a $10 thousand dollar raise.
Citing increased duties and responsibilities, lawmakers on the county personnel committee have approved a pay raise for the clerk of the legislature.
Back in 2010, the legislature merged the clerk and county historian positions but did not raise the pay at that time. In addition, the clerk is also the county public information officer and handles requests for public documents while managing the clerical work for the legislature.
Current Clerk Jeremy Boylan has been handling some administrative responsibilities since the resignation of the former county administrator. The County recently hired a new budget officer, but some of the administrative duties will still fall to the chair of the legislature who relies on the clerk.
Boyan currently makes over $44 thousand dollars a year, his salary would increase to about $54 thousand.
The proposal must still pass the full legislature. The clerk serves at the pleasure of the legislature and is appointed every two years.