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Building official's pay causes heartburn

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By Lou Elliott Jones, Editor

The Levy County Commission has approved hiring Chiefland building official Bill Hammond as the county's building and zoning official but it was not without some heartburn over his salary and benefits. 

Hammond, who earns $58,520 with Chiefland, started negotiations with the county by asking for $75,000. He came down to $73,000 and has stayed firm on it, said County Coordinator Fred Moody. 

The decision to hire Hammond came at Tuesday's regular commission meeting. Later Tuesday afternoon, Hammond said he had given his notice to Chiefland City Manager Grady Hartzog and would be leaving the city on April 5. He starts with the county on April 9. 

Moody said Hammond also wanted a take-home vehicle and to work four 10-hour days per week. 

“We have comp time and we are working on some changes that would say employees have to take it in the same pay period (worked) or in the next one,” Moody said. 

Moody said Hammond is an hourly employee at Chiefland, but the position at the county is salaried. He also would be gaining a larger staff to supervise in the county office,” Moody said. 


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