WITH THE FAILURE OF PROPOSITION 6, Sierra County’s Road Fund looks secure financially and according to Auditor/Treasurer-Tax Collector Van Maddox, there are unanticipated revenues in the General Fund. With the implementation of the new property tax system, accurate property tax revenues were not known until late October with an additional $111,663 in property taxes to the general fund and $21,731 in unanticipated Vehicle License Fee funds.
With that news, the Supervisors lifted the hiring freeze, promoted the current Account Technician II in the Auditor’s Office to an Account Technician III, authorized the Auditor to purchase RTL deposit system for the new property tax system not to exceed $28,000, created the position of Personnel Analyst and combined it with the Safety Officer vacant position to create a full time position with an increase to the General Fund of $23,000. This position would be a Confidential position working for Management with sensitive and confidential information. The Board increased the Board of Supervisors' base salary to offset the elimination of in-county travel costs and also eliminated any potential salary increases through longevities with Supervisor Dryden voting no. Each supervisor shall receive a salary of $3,037.40 per month, except the current incumbent for District 2 who shall receive $3,468.88 per month, which includes two prior longevities and $300 in county travel through the end of his service for the current term of office ending January 2, 2023. The Chairperson of the Board of Supervisors shall receive an additional stipend of $100.00 per month.