Board Right To Increase Salaries


July 25, 2019

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners are to be commended for voting unanimously to implement a new pay plan that would increase salaries for county employees. Implementation of the plan is estimated to cost $2.7 million, but the cost will be even higher since the board also agreed to implement a COLA (cost of living adjustment) in February.

For the past several years, the county has lost some of its better employees to neighboring counties. Instead of just relying on anecdotal evidence that those employees were leaving for better pay and benefits, the county performed its due dil...

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