Public Hearing Set for Commissioner's Compensation Study

LA PLATA, Md. (Dec. 10, 2009)—On Wednesday morning, the Charles County Commissioners set a public hearing date of January 13th at 7:00 p.m. for the recently presented Compensation Commission Study. Commissioner Cooper voted in opposition to moving forward with a public hearing. Commissioner Collins was absent from the vote.

This process of establishing compensation is required by law which must be enacted by the County Commissioners every four years in the year preceding the election. Set forth in Bill Number 2005-09, it is required that a Compensation Commission is formed and this Commission shall set compensation to be paid to elected officials and boards and commissions, including the members of the Charles County Board of Commissioners.

The Compensation Commission, by resolution, shall submit its determination for compensation to the Board of County Commissioners. The Compensation Commission may recommend an increase or decrease in compensation, but in no event shall compensation be less than already provided.

Upon receiving the resolution, the Board of County Commissioners may reduce or reject the Commission’s recommendation, but the Board of County Commissioners may not increase the amount of compensation recommended in the resolution.

Source: Charles County Commissioners

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