Gasconade County officeholders re-elected to another term — or elected for the first time — in next year’s vote will not be receiving a pay raise.
Technically, with the offices’ pay set by state law, the only increase that can be granted locally is in the form of a cost-of-living increase. But the Gasconade County Salary Commission, convened every odd-numbered year and comprised of all county officeholders, Monday morning opted to maintain the status quo on the pay rate for officials.
According to County Clerk Lesa Lietzow, the Salary Commission has never voted for a raise for officeholders.
For a complete version, see this week’s edition of The Hermann Advertiser-Courier.