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Wood Co. board votes "no" to pay increase


WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW) --  The Wood County Board voted "no" to an increase in their paychecks.

During Tuesday's board meeting, a motion was made to double the salaries of the County Board Chairman, the vice chairman and the committee chairperson.

If passed, the increase would have been the first pay raise in more than 10 years.

The board, made up of 18 committee members, voted twelve to six to keep the paychecks the same.

During the meeting some board members voiced their opinions. One supervisor said their workload was a lot and they deserve more money.  Another said it wouldn't be right to take an increase in a paycheck while so many other people are suffering economically.

The County Board chairman currently makes $405 a month, the vice chairman makes $80, and committee chairmen and chairwomen make $15.

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