Oktibbeha Co. supervisors’ $4,300 raise questioned

Published 6:10 pm Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A local resident has given Oktibbeha County supervisors a long list of questions about their recent decision to increase their own pay by $4,300.

Two of the five supervisors, Daniel Jackson and Carl Clardy, voted against the raise but will still receive it. Jackson says he couldn’t justify giving himself more money during a recession, and his increase will go to Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum.

The Starkville Daily News reports that local resident Lydia Thomas submitted a list of written questions to supervisors on Monday.

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Supervisors Orlando Trainer and Marvell Howard said they’d be happy to meet with Thomas. Howard says he voted for the increase because he didn’t want to deprive other county employees of pay raises.