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Wicomico Co. Council Moves Forward With Pay Raise

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WICOMICO CO., Md. - A pay raise for Wicomico County officials could soon become a reality.

The salary increase would be for county council, the county executive and the sheriff and at work session on Tuesday, county council decided to move forward with the idea.

But not everyone is happy with the decision. WMDT spoke with county council member Bob Culver who says the timing isn't right.

"For county officials to go ahead and give themselves a raise, I feel is wrong," said Culver. "At this time, we're just coming out of the recession somewhat, so let's get all of our stuff taken care of the best we can."

Culver says that a legislative bill will be introduced at the next council meeting, which is the first week in January. He adds there will be a public hearing after.

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