FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - On Monday the Forrest County Board of Supervisors voted to approve pay increases for county employees.
“It had been over three years since the Forrest County employees had gotten a pay increase,” Forrest County Board of Supervisor President David Hogan said.
The Board voted unanimously for a pay increase during Monday’s meeting.
“This past fiscal year we were able to pay off the multi-purpose center," Hogan said. "We are going to get some internet sales tax revenue. So, the board saw fit to reward and pay our most valuable assets really, which are the Forrest County employees.”
Hogan said the increase in pay will be based on a sliding scale. No one will receive less than a one dollar raise.
“Our Forrest County employees are our greatest asset," Hogan said. "They work hard. We’ve had a lot of emergency weather situations and they have to endure the weather. We have a great bunch of about 400 employees now working for Forrest County and deserve to be able to make a decent living.”
Hogan said due to the Board’s good financial keeping, it has seen a rise in its general fund. The pay raises will come from that general fund.