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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Tom Ross

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The Routt County Board of Commissioners voted this week to increase the compensation of one veteran employee at Yampa Valley Regional Airport, but tabled similar requests for two others. Maintenance worker Don Marchbanks will see his hour­ ly pay rate increased from $17 to $19.60 based on Airport Manager Dave Ruppel’s descrip­ tion of the expanded responsi­ bilities he has taken on, County Human Resources Director Chris Hensen said. Ruppel had requested that Marchbanks’ pay be increased to $21, but Hensen said after writing a new job description and a new pay scale with steps, she adjusted the new compensa­ tion in part to reflect the 5 per­ cent pay cut all county employ­ ees have had to absorb during the past two years. County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak said similar requests that the job descrip­ tions for airport administrative

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County OKs YVRA pay raise employees Bonnie Steele and description and that position Kristen Miller be rewritten and would need to be revised down.” their compensation be adjusted Marchbanks originally was were tabled. hired as a maintenance worker The intent was to allow assigned to the terminal and Ruppel and Hensen parking lot and “The process of to meet and discuss terminal opera­ whether Hensen tions at YVRA. reviewing the job had overlooked any Rup­p el told descriptions of of their expanded Hensen in a county employees is memo that the duties when study­ ongoing. We want to job has evolved ing the case Ruppel made for the chang­ as the terminal make sure that they es. has expanded. accurately reflect Stahoviak said “As the airport their responsibilities.” has grown, the the system­atic re­­ view of compensa­ level of respon­ Nancy Stahoviak tion, salary steps sibility and skill Routt County commissioner and job descriptions required of this that Hensen under­ position has grown takes is essential to the commis­ significantly,” Ruppel wrote. “In sioners’ goal of being consistent an effort to save costs on termi­ and fair in reviewing employees’ nal projects, we often rely on our compensation across depart­ maintenance personnel to com­ ments. plete projects ranging from minor “The process of review­ electrical and construction (work) ing the job descriptions of to major structural changes and county employees is ongoing,” improvements.” Stahoviak said. “We want to Marchbanks’ new job des­ make sure that they accurately cription is landside/terminal reflect their responsibilities. In maintenance carpentry/electric. some cases, it could be that an employee was not performing — To reach Tom Ross, call 871-4205 all of the duties in their job or e-mail tross@steamboatpilot.com

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