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Courthouse And Pension Obligations


January 15, 2018

The Christmas day letter from a Transylvania County employee cast doubt on the affordability of a new courthouse. The “wage freeze” precedent set when the Morris Road Facility was completed is key to the argument to rethink the Commissioners’ $31 million decision to relocate the courthouse.

Subsidizing the courthouse project at the employees’ expense will negatively impact morale, retention and hiring, and the quality of services to Transylvania residents, including the vulnerable.

However, county wages are only part of the issue.

In my view, the commissioners should carefully co...

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