Dear Editor: Last week our two town papers reported that Commissioner J. C Henderson and myself requested an increase in the pay for Commissioner's. This is simply not true. What we were trying to do is find out the original information and the resulting formula that established the criteria for the commissioner's salary and adjustments.
When we did not get the needed responses that would satisfy our concerns, we decided to put it on the commissioner's public agenda. This was an attempt to get information, not a raise; that's why we did not vote. Unfortunately, other commissioners used this to try to infer that we were trying to increase our pay. A continuing frustration I have with the process and flow of our meeting's is that opinions frequently divide along partisan lines.
This is a political year, and others may use this as a reason to find meanings behind every concern or comments that we make.
I cannot control the way others view my intentions; I only ask that we try to work together for the good of the community and reach across party lines, to work together on common concerns and goals. When this is done everyone wins.