NEW: Wage study for Codington County employees defeated on 3-2 vote  (Audio)

July 7, 2020
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.—The Codington County Commission, on a 3-2 vote today, defeated a motion to conduct a wage study for the county’s more than 140 full and part-time employees.

Commissioner Lee Gabel made a motion to move ahead with the study, saying there hasn’t been one done in more than twenty years…

Commissioner Troy VanDusen says now is not the time to be looking at wages….

Commissioner Myron Johnson agreed, saying it should be delayed until next year…

The study would have been done by Illinois-based McGrath Human Resources Group at a cost of $25,715.

The wage study was defeated on a 3-2 vote. Commissioners Gabel and Brenda Hanten voted for it. Commissioners VanDusen, Johnson and Charlie Waterman voted against it.