Friday, January 18, 2013

County salaries increase this year

All full-time county employees received 2 percent raises this year at a time when county residents have been asked to pay more in taxes, according to county records.

Delaware County Council approved the 2013 budget, which includes a 2.8 percent tax increase, in mid-December. The $330 million budget calls for a millage rate of 5.452, which is an increase of 0.15 mills, or 2.8 percent, according to county officials.

An average taxpayer with a home in the county assessed for tax purposes at $130,000 would therefore generate a county property tax of $708.75 — an increase of about $19.75 over the prior year. Last year, council approved a 2.3 percent tax hike.

Check out more details about the top salary getters here.

Do you think it's a good idea for county council to give raises to county employees at a time when county taxes are being raised on residents?


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