Franklin County Clerk, Treasurer and Sheriff Receive Salary Increases | News, Sports, Jobs
MALONE – The Franklin County Clerk, Treasurer and Sheriff will receive an increased salary for the next four years.
The county clerk and the county treasurer are to be paid a salary of $ 76,000 and the county sheriff is to be paid a salary of $ 65,000, both an approximate increase of 8% from their current salaries.
Before the increase, the sheriff made $ 60,000 and the clerk and treasurer made $ 72,000 in 2021.
“I foresee ongoing discussions about this next year as it is an election year for the post of sheriff”, County manager Donna Kissane said.
A public hearing was held by the County Council of Lawmakers on Thursday morning to answer questions and address concerns about local law outlining the increases.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Council of Legislators and the County Director for considering this at budget time”, County Clerk Kip Cassavaw said during the public hearing. “Me and the rest of the people really appreciate that you found enough to make this happen. And as much as we deserve it, I understand that it’s always hard to find extra money in the budget and when you get to that point you will find things to cut and I really appreciate it.
Local law will come into effect upon filing with the state. It is subject to Section 24 of the New York State Municipal Self-Government Act, which makes the change open to a petition call 30 days after the law is enacted.
The salary increase proposal was presented to the council of lawmakers after conversations about potential salary adjustments as four-year terms came to an end.
“The county sheriff’s department appeared before the board about a month ago regarding the proposal,” said Kissane. “The funds for the salary increase are already part of the provisional budget process and are included in the budget levy. Taxpayers will not see a change in their name.
Kissane said the county was negotiating with other departments over the status of wages.