Township officials receive 25% pay increase

Today, the Linn County Board of Supervisors approved an increase in the hourly rate paid Linn County’s township officials, i.e., from $10 per hour to $12.50 per hour – a 25% increase.  I recommended a 50% increase for two reasons:  1>  once you become a township official, you may be an official for life and 2>  pay has been at $10.00 per hour since 2/8/2006.

Linn County has 19 townships with about half of the officials appointed by the Board and the other half elected.  At some point in time, some townships should be consolidated because the number of residents in the townships versus the incorporated areas of the county continues to dwindle.  And because few residents want to be saddled with the legal responsibilities of a township for so little pay.

If you are interested in becoming a township official, view the video below of a recent training session held in Linn County.  -Joel D. Miller – Linn County Auditor

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