"Better Blackman" Turns In Petitions

By: News 10
By: News 10

A group against pay raises given to some elected officials in Jackson County has turned in petitions to put a referendum against the raises on the August ballot.
The Blackman township clerk and treasurer had their salaries increased more than 300 percent
The supervisor's pay was more than doubled.
Some township trustees said their pay was far below what other townships pay people in the same positions.
The clerk and treasurer were previously making about $12,600 annually.
The supervisor was making $24,000.
The raise puts all three at $49,000.
Critics, including clerk David Sercombe, have said this isn't fair and that the public was given little time to voice their input.
If the measure goes on the ballot, voters could rescind those raises.

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