A Quick Reminder
|It seems that some folks may have forgotten or maybe never knew what
was really at stake in court clerk Lisa Niles law suit against the tax
payers. Thought we might need a little reminder.
In the law suit, the judge granted Ms. Niles four new employees at a maximum cost of $108,500.00. Add 17.3% for Social Security, Medicare and retirement costs for another $18,770.00 brings the total cost to $127,270.00.
Now compare that for what Ms. Niles sued the tax payers for.
In the law suit, Ms. Niles was demanding raises for her 14 employees ranging from $10,200.00 down to $612.00 for a total of $66,332.00.
She was also asking for 6 new full time employees at a starting salary of $31,000.00 for a total of $186,000.00.
She was also asking for 4 new part time employees at a total cost of $50,490.00
Add 17.3% for Social Security, Medicare and retirement costs $52,388.00
Neither the judges order nor the law suit demands include health insurance costs or legal fees.
And again, the commission and budget committee had essentially offered her what the judge ultimately gave her and SHE rejected the offer.
No one needs to say county officials didn't work with Ms. Niles. She just refused to take no for an answer.
Still yet, there's no doubt Ms. Niles sucker punched the tax payers but at least it wasn't the knock out punch she had hoped for.