Lowndes County Supervisors approve pay raise for new year

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Lowndes County Supervisors will go into the new year with a new pay scale.

The Board of Supervisors allowed a pay raise to go into effect for the next board which will take office in January.

Supervisors will be making an extra $2,000 a year, going from $52,000 a year to $54,000.

It’s the second raise since last year when the legislature raised Supervisor pay for the first time in over a decade.

“It is a state statute based upon the valuation of your county. We’ll make $54,000 a year because we’re valuated between $1 billion and $2 billion, and it’s graduated from there. You may have another county that has a higher valuation, and their supervisors make more. Likewise, you may have a county adjacent to ours that’s valuated a lot less than ours. That will make less than what we make,” said LCBS President Trip Hairston.

Three of the five current Supervisors will be returning to the Board in January, but there will be two new faces since Harry Sanders and John Holliman are both retiring.

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