Pay raises approved in 3-0 vote

HAMILTON - Marion County commissioners Bobby Burleson, Dale Holt and Keith Nichols approved Marion County Engineer Mike Shaw’s request to change job classification and adjust the pay of six of his employees during a regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 21, at the commission office in Hamilton.
Commission chairman Tim “Ears” Estes did not vote and commissioner Kenneth Cochran abstained from voting as his brother, Kent Cochran, was among the names involved in the pay adjustments.
Estes spoke to the Journal Record following the meeting, stating that he didn’t feel comfortable adjusting pay for some, but not others.
“I’ve said it before, I don’t think it’s fair to raise pay for some and not everybody,” said Estes.


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