County departments propose major salary hikes, new hires

Charles City, Iowa – Floyd County is hearing budget proposals for the next fiscal year.

Several departments are looking at major salary increases and adding to their staffs.

Sheriff Jeff Crooks says he will need 100 thousand dollars in raises for his deputies and to cover insurance costs. Fifty-five thousand dollars are needed to cover rising insurance rates and 45 thousand are needed for annual salary increases for the department’s 21 employees.

The raises are based on the compensation board’s recommendation while certain employees who don’t fall under that umbrella would receive a two percent increase.

The deputies are involved in a seven-step program which increases their raise.


The county attorney’s office would like to hire an attorney to help lift the office’s case load.


Supervisor Linda Tjaden.

The attorney’s office handled 738 new cases this last year and used outside council from Cerro Gordo and Chickasaw counties to help prosecute.

The county’s attorney, Rachel Ginbey,  would like to make it a full time position with a 50 thousand dollar salary.

The recorders office would like to promote one of their clerks to a new position including a possible seven percent raise.


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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