MARQUETTE The Marquette County Board is scheduled to take action this evening on setting elected officials salaries.
The board meets in regular session at 6 p.m. in room 231 of the Henry A. Skewis Annex of the Marquette County Courthouse.
At its March 28 meeting, the board's Committee of the Whole voted to recommend cutting the salary of the county prosecuting attorney by nearly $9,000, holding several other elected officials' salaries at current levels and postponing a decision on potential salary adjustments for board members until today's meeting.
By law, the panel must approve salaries by Nov. 1. The board can raise but not lower salaries for elected officials during their current terms of office. Any changes would take effect Jan. 1.
The board hopes to make final salary adjustments prior to a May 15 partisan election candidates filing deadline and before county union contract negotiations begin later this year.
Also on today's meeting agenda is consideration of a letter of support for Humboldt Township's efforts to acquire and reactivate an abandoned railroad spur for industrial activities, including hauling ore to Canada for the Kennecott Eagle Minerals Co.
Following the regular meeting, the board has scheduled the annual equalization meeting when the board is expected to approve valuations of the 22 taxing units in Marquette County.