Why are county commissioners paid a salary?
They get paid for attending meetings. They get paid mileage to travel to and from meetings. They get paid to talk to constituents on the phone.
So, why then, are they paid a salary—$13,858 for chairman Bill Sue and $11,548 for each other commissioner?
Every commissioner we asked seemed to have a different take on what exactly they’re getting paid their salaries for, and what exactly constitutes a meeting.