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Iron County Board discusses wage increase


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HURLEY — At their monthly meeting on Tuesday, the Iron County Board of Supervisors agreed to request additional information before acting on the finance committee’s recommendation to increase the employee wages at a starting point of 4.5%.

Board chair Joseph Pinardi said that he discussed the matter with Iron County Clerk Michael Saari prior to the meeting. They concluded that a 4.5% wage increase for all county employees would widen the gap between the highest- and lowest-paid employees.

Instead, Pinardi suggested that they increase employees’ hour...