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Tippecanoe County Commissioners recommend spending 3% more on salaries in 2013

An additional 3% could be spent on salaries for Tippecanoe County employees in 2013.

Commissioners are recommending the County Council approve spending up to $750,000 to bring pay closer to the fair market rate for all positions.

Dave Byers says the percentage raise will vary depending on how far each position is away from fair market rate.

He says they decided on the amount based on information from a 2008 compensation study.

Auditor Jennifer Weston will present the Commissioners’ recommendation to the County Council at budget hearings later this summer, where a final decision will be made.

Each percentage increase in salary will cost the county roughly $277,000.