Lee County leaders consider pay hike for officials

Lee County's elected leaders could get a big pay raise July 1.

According to Tri-State Public Radio, the Lee County Compensation Board has recommended a 5 percent across-the-board pay hike for the county's ten elected leaders ... including the board of supervisors.

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The raises would also extend to departmental deputies as their salaries are based on a percentage of the salary of their elected leader.

The final decision lies with the Lee County Board of Supervisors, which must adjust and approve any pay increases.