|By Bob Weaver|
While there is plenty of hubris around Calhoun Prosecutors full-time salary, the levy that will be on the ballot is $54,694.05, meaning a small amount of money to county taxpayers if they approve it.
The Calhoun Commission separated the salary amount from the Emergency Services Levy, which is also on the May ballot, after a crisis to financially provide public ambulance service to the county.
The commission, over several years, has struggled to come up with operating funds, the county having among the lowest taxes in WV.
Under state code the county is now required to hire a full-time prosecutor.
If the levy fails, Calhoun commissioners will have to come up with the amount from a budget that currently does not have funding.
FULL TIME PROSECUTOR BALLOT
“Special election to authorize additional levies for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2020; July 1, 2021; July 1, 2022; July 1, 2023; and July 1, 2024 for the purpose of providing a full time prosecutor for the citizens of Calhoun County, according the order of the County Commission entered on the 8th day of May, 2018.”
The approximate amount for a
full time prosecutor is $ 54,693.05, an amount added to the salary for a part-time which was about $45,000.
ANNUAL NEW LEVY TAXES FOR FULL-TIME PROSECUTOR:
Assessed Value $5,000 - Increase $0.81
Assessed Value $10,000 - Increase $1.62
Assessed Value $15,000 - Increase $2.43
Assessed Value $20,000 - Increase $3.24
Assessed Value $25,000 - Increase $4.05
Assessed Value $30,000 - Increase $4.86
Assessed Value $35,000 - Increase $5.68
Assessed Value $40,000 - Increase $6.48
Assessed Value $45,000 - Increase $7.29
Assessed Value $50,000 - Increase $8.10
See CALHOUN COMMISSION APPROVES LEVY CALL FOR FULL-TIME PROSECUTORS SALARY - Controversy Exists Over Issue
And COMMISSION APPROVES NEW LEVY TO SUPPORT COUNTY AMBULANCE SERVICE - Separate Levy For Fulltime Prosecutor, How Much Will It Cost You?