County Pay Hike 1% Increase?

The possibility of giving Yankton County’s 140 employees a 3 percent pay increase instead of the budgeted 2 percent was put before the Yankton County Commission this week by Register of Deeds Brian Hunhoff.

Chairman Todd Woods says there is no doubt that county employees deserve the extra 1 percent but finding the funding for that increase may be challenging.

Woods says right now the labor market in the Yankton area is very competitive.

According to Hunhoff if department heads were excluded, a 3 percent raise would cost Yankton County taxpayers an extra forty two thousand dollars per year.