Elected officials in Macomb County will be getting bigger paychecks in the upcoming months after county commissioners voted for a raise and it passed.
The raise is about a twelve percent increase for county commissioners and a thirty five percent increase for the county chairman.
The raise comes after County Commissioner Andre Duzyj commissioned a pay study that study determined Macomb County elected officials make much less than elected officials in other counties.
In fact Duzyl says county commissioners haven’t gotten a raise in 10 to 12 years.
The 12% percent increase will bump the pay up to $35,000 a year for the part-time commissioner positions.
The raise will go into effect in January.
The 35% increase for the county chairman will bump the pay up to $90,000 for the full time position. That raise will go into effect in 2019.