February 29, 2008
CLERK OF COURT WANTS ANOTHER EMPLOYEE
The Commissioners March 3 Agenda shows the item:
from Superior Court Clerk to fund additional position
NOTE: This Request was Denied 3/3/08
The Clerk, Dan
Jordan, is asking for another position under his control.
already has a 2008 Salaries Budget of $209,300. This does
not include health insurance on those salaries or workers comp or
The Clerk already has 5 people working in his office; he makes one more for a
total staff of SIX people. Here are the
salaries in the Clerk’s office for 2008:
Dan Jordan - $76233 Linda Gasses - $29843 Angie Nelson - $23953
Bunn - $20473 Chrissy Pitts -
Little - $21831
The clerk also "oversees" the
Magistrate's office. Is this why he needs more staff, so he can
make sure someone covers for the Magistrate while he is coaching or at a ball
game? Baseball has started now and the Jasper County Magistrate is listed
as a coach on the roster. He was
also considered HEAD Coach of the Jr. Varsity Basketball team.
the Clerk just needs someone
to cover in the mornings when the Magistrate is out and about in the other
counties making money as a Juvenile Defender.
Magistrate has a 2008 budget for salaries of $79,700.
this does not include health insurance, retirement, and workers comp costs. The Magistrate, Ken Jackson makes $74,100. The salary figure does not include the
“Assistant” Magistrate Judge, Angie Nelson who makes $22.22 per hour for
filling in for Ken Jackson when he is not in the office. For the month of January, according to
the response to an open records request, Angie Nelson was paid $666.00 as
Assistant Magistrate in additional to her regular salary.
It is the opinion of TWG and many people in this county that if the Magistrate was working, there would
not be a need for more employees, but possibly less employees resulting in a
savings to the taxpayers.
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