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The Adams County Council approved the elevation of a part-time deputy in the clerk of courts office to full-time as well as a staff reshuffling, and agreed to a pay raise for plat book technician Mike Werling at their recent meeting.
Adams County Clerk of Courts Gayla Reinhart asked councilors to allow her to increase the hours of part-time Deputy Clerk Kelly Miller to full-time, a move Reinhart indicated had received tacit approval from county commissioners.
Reinhart said her employees are averaging two hours of comp time a day, with some staff coming in early, others staying late and still others utilizing their lunch hour to get their work done. Her department is handling 20-40 cases a day, “and we’re working ourselves to exhaustion,” Reinhart said.
Councilor Dennis Bluhm made a motion to keep MIller’s hourly rate at its current level of $12.99 and increase her employment from part-time to full-time — for an annual salary of $27,019. Council agreed and unanimously approved the motion, effective Sept. 1.
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