Dakota County Board of Commissioners
Resolution No. 18-637
Establishment Of 2019 Elected Officials' And County Managers
Motion by Joe Atkins Second by Chris Gerlach
WHEREAS, the County Board adopted the 2019 Unclassified Employee Merit Compensation Policy and Plan provisions; and
WHEREAS, the County established a process within that Plan by which Elected Officials and the County Managers compensation is determined and it is necessary that proper compensation be established for all Elected Officials and the County Manager, pursuant to relevant provisions of the 2019 Unclassified Employee Merit Compensation Policy and Plan; and
WHEREAS, the County is required to administer salaries in compliance with statute, setting the maximum compensation permitted by law and if the compensation payable to an appointed County official or employee, if paid, would exceed the political subdivision compensation limit, established by Minn. Stat. § 43A.17, subd. 9, compensation in excess of such limit shall not be paid, unless the limit is raised or repealed.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Dakota County Board of Commissioners hereby establishes in the context of and consistent with the 2019 Unclassified Employees Merit Compensation Policy and Plan and Local Government Salary Cap provisions, Elected Officials and County Managers 2019 compensation as follows: County Commissioner, $82,996; County Manager, $188,313; County Attorney, $192,846 plus $1,845 lump sum; County Sheriff, $163,871 plus $1,568 lump sum; however, 2019 payable compensation per current policy or statute limitations shall be:
% increase$ increase
COUNTY COMMISSIONER *$82,966 3.5% $2,806
COUNTY MANAGER $181,241 2.5% $4,421
COUNTY ATTORNEY $192,846 + $1,845 lump sum 4.5% $8,304
COUNTY SHERIFF $163,871 + $1,568 lump sum 4.5% $7,057
*Prior to 4:30 p.m. on December 28, 2018, a County Commissioner may file with the Employee Relations Director an election to decline their 2019 salary increase. For any Commissioner filing such a declination, the 2019 compensation level shall be $80,160; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That if the compensation payable to an appointed County official or employee, if paid, would exceed the political subdivision compensation limit established at Minn. Stat. § 43A.17, subd. 9, compensation in excess of such limit shall not be paid, unless the limit is raised or repealed; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Dakota County Board of Commissioners, in accordance with Minn. Stat. § 383D.05, hereby establishes a Commissioner car/expense allowance for 2019 in the amount of $5,591 per year per Commissioner, representing a 1.5 percent increase over 2018.
Ayes: 7 Nays:0
I, Jeni Reynolds, Sr. Administrative Coordinator to the Board of the County of Dakota, State of Minnesota, do hereby certify that I have compared the foregoing copy of a resolution with the original minutes of the proceedings of the Board of County Commissioners, Dakota County, Minnesota, at their session held on the 18th day of December, 2018, now on file in the County Administration Department, and have found the same to be a true and correct copy thereof
Witness my hand and official seal of Dakota County this 18th day of December, 2018.
/s/ Jeni Reynolds
Sr. Administrative Coordinator to the Board