County commissioners continued their discussion of the county’s cell phone policy on Monday, but postponed action for the time being.
The county currently pay $25 a month to certain employees, including elected officials, who need a cell phone as part of their job requirement.
Commissioner J.L. ‘Whitey’ Barnett said that $40 a month seemed like a reasonable amount.
Commissioner Curtis Thrash said the amount needed to be the same for employees in all precincts.
Sheriff R.C. Cheek said a proposal to increase the rates to $40 and $75, respectively, would be OK.
Commissioner Tommy Clevenger said leaving the base reimbursement at $25 would not be enough.
Clevenger said that some employees, such as foremen, need to be paid a higher rate because they are on-call 24/7.