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COLFAX – The Citizen’s Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials met on May 19 to decide on the salaries for the county’s elected officials for 2021.The Salary Commission sets the salaries for the auditor, assessor, county clerk, treasurer, commissioners, coroner, prosecutor and sheriff.

Darren Jones, salary commission chair said that with everything that has been going on with COVID-19, there are many financial woes in the area.

“In previous years of economic struggles in the area we gave zero percent increases,” Jones said. “This was all due to the economy.”

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