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Chautauqua County: Commission goes overboard

June 17, 2013

Should elected officials in Chautauqua County receive pay raises? It’s an interesting question that receives no consideration in a series of recommendations handed up from the county’s Salary Review......

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Jun-18-13 4:13 PM

The county could solve one problem and go back to a board of supervisors. The county ran better and you could eliminate the need for county legislators. There was a time when people ran and took office for civic duty, not a profession or compensation. If the salary is to low, then those officials should step aside and let someone else take those positions. For the most part, that will not happen.

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Jun-18-13 6:45 AM

Comparing CEO's to elected officials is a pretty poor start for an argument, and discussing a person's possible, and I emphasize the word possible, worth, and not including what tax-payers can afford is also not the brightest way to make a point on this subject.

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Jun-17-13 10:32 PM

If you want to know why our county is near death - just read this article. What a bunch of greedy fools! Where could they get those salaries if they didn't work for the county?

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Jun-17-13 6:41 PM

"only paid -- and are satisfied -- a annual salary of $85000/yr -- with no bonuses, no stock options, just regular usual benefits."

Show me any of those high-paid CEOs where the only requirement for the job was getting a majority of people who only know them from the lies they told to vote for said CEO to begin with.

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Jun-17-13 11:42 AM

The answer, if you are not an idiot, is NO!!!!!!!!!

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Jun-17-13 11:20 AM

I would the clueless church lady gaggle OBSERVER board to show me examples where private-sector CEOs, who operate a $229 million enterprise, are only paid -- and are satisfied -- a annual salary of $85000/yr -- with no bonuses, no stock options, just regular usual benefits.

I dare them -- no, I triple dog dare them -- to find one.

They can't.

They should even go to their WVa Uncle Sugar Daddy and see if he -- and any of his country club friends -- would be willing to do this. After they gain their composure from ROFLTAO, they would say no. Again, the clueless OBSERVER board has no idea what they are talking about.

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Jun-17-13 8:47 AM

This editorial is flawed. Most employees in the private sector receive 2%-3% raises each year. Why shouldn't a county manager working full time get the same. County rank and file employees receive raises each year. I do agree about no raises for legislators. This is not their full time job.

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Jun-17-13 6:50 AM

Good Editorial. Is John Runkle the only one with a brain? I hope not!

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