County news for March 30, 2016

Three county workers get special pay rate

Three county employees will be paid extra if they are called out after normal work hours.The Brown County Council approved “call-out pay” for Brown County Highway Department Superintendent Mike Magner and Assistant Superintendent Rob Jacobs. It will take effect for times they are on the road after-hours for emergencies such as heavy snows or storm damage.

For the first two hours in a 24-hour period, pay will be $100. For two to five hours of work, it will be $200, and for anything over five hours, they will receive $300.

The council approved the same provision for Brown County Emergency Management Director Sara Vasquez.

County’s financial consultant changing

Dan Eggerman, the former Department of Local Government Finance employee who has served as Brown County’s financial consultant, will no longer provide private consulting services, Auditor Beth Mulry told the county council March 21.

As a result, the council has hired Maximus, a financial consulting company that specializes in government and institutional finances. It is already aiding the county with other services.

Mulry said that the council had already budgeted $1,200 for paying Eggerman, so no additional appropriation would be necessary.