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Commission hears about health department grants

Commissioners pledge to take action soon on pay level in department

After a tense meeting Monday morning, the Hill County Commission met with employees of the Hill County Health Department Wednesday to look at their grants as part of their efforts to raise the department's wages.

Commissioner Mark Peterson said the commission will likely take action on the matter sometime in the next two weeks.

Members of the Hill County Health Department have been requesting a raise in wages for a long time, arguing that while they believe county employees in general are long-overdue for an increase in compensation, their department's educational and training requirement...


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