On Tuesday, the Lane County Board of Commissioners talked about how much pay should be offered for the position. The board brought in an outside consultant via phone to present research done regarding the average pay for like positions in surrounding areas.
“We typically look at organizations which have similarities to the county and which the county would compete for talent,” said Louis Messer, a consultant from Fox Lawson.
Ultimately, the board asked the consultant to do more research. And since, Alicia Hayes will continue to serve as the interim county administrator during the search, the board requested that a contract be drafted with a salary increase of up to 10 percent, as suggested by the consultant.