The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved two three-year contracts, one with the bargaining unit representing the county road workers and one with the bargaining unit representing the county workers at the Law Enforcement Center.
Deputy Fred Claycamp was present on behalf of the LEC workers. The compensation was approximately the same. The road workers received 3.5 percent the first year and 3.4 percent for each of the next two years. The LEC workers get 50 cents per hour increase for each of the three years.
The LEC contract does not include the sheriff or chief deputy. As an elected official, the sheriff's salary is established by a process involving the Cherokee County Compensation Board and the supervisors. The chief deputy's salary is a percentage of the sheriff's salary in accordance with Iowa code.
Salary increases take place at the beginning of the fiscal year, July 1.