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County manager receives pay increase

Person County Manager Heidi York received a 4.5 percent pay increase from county commissioners at their meeting Monday morning.

Her salary will increase from $126,954 to $132,667.

According to the commissioners, 3 percent of the increase is based on York’s merit pay increase. At the yearly anniversary of their hiring date, county employees are eligible for a 0 - 3 percent pay increase subject to a performance review. The remaining 1.5 percent of York’s increase is based on her certification as an International City/County Management Association (ICMA) credentialed manager. All county employees are eligible for similar increases if they complete degrees or certifications that will benefit them in their work.

“Managers are recognized by ICMA through a peer review credentialing process, and this self-directed program offers an opportunity for interested ICMA members to quantify the unique expertise they bring to their communities,” the IMCA said.

PATS funding application approved

Person County Commissioners approved a request by Person Area Transportation System to apply to the North Carolina Department of Transportation for a grant for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

The grant request would be for $357,835 with $44,921 being a county match. PATS Transportation Director Glen Labar Jr. said that the funding will cover administrative and capital costs of the program.

Labar said PATS is looking to replace two vehicles and seven camera systems which are installed into the vehicles for safety purposes.

Juvenile Crime Prevention Council appointment

Roxboro Police Department Lt. Ricky Hughes was reappointed to the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council on a two-year term.

Hughes has been serving in the seat designated for the Roxboro Chief of Police or his designee.

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