COUNTY BOARD • DECEMBER 2018
Frazier Calls It ‘Leading The Way’;
Board Members Pay $1,160 More
By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
The other county reps – with Andrew Stammel, D-Town of Oneonta, absent – a voted unanimously to do so, a step that will cost them another $1,160 a year.
Frazier was speaking in the context of a $1/2 million in raises for “M&C” (managerial and confidential) employees included in the 2019 budget that the county board had just passed unanimously.
The raises, following an exhaustive study of equivalent positions in 16 other Upstate counties, was included in that budget, but left the M&C slots – and the county reps – contributing on 5 percent toward medical insurance; rank-and-file employees contribute 20 percent.
“It’s a step toward equity,” said county Rep. Andrew Marietta, D-Cooperstown/Town of Otego.