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Bryan County Commissioners voted Monday to raise the pay for elected county officials.

Commissioner Monty Montgomery said he felt it needed to done even though it would not have much effect on him since he will be leaving office in approximately five months.

“As a citizen of this county, I feel this is fair compensation for elected officials,” said Montgomery, adding that it does fall within state guidelines.

Montgomery said pay for elected county officials is determined by the property value of the county, which has recently been raised in Bryan County.

He also said that he sees this as appropriate only because the county has been able for the past few years to increase the pay for other county employees.

The new pay raise will allot each elected official $44,700 each year. This amounts to a $125 per month raise. The raise will date back to become effective as of the July 2014 pay period.

Commissioners also voted to continue their support for the Durant Literacy Council by donating $1,500 for the adult literacy program.

This is the same amount that has been donated in the past.

The board also made the 12th installment payment for the Sawmill Road project in District Three in the amount of $110,446.40. The project is into the asphalt laying portion of the repairs.

The board responded to public concern and voted to place a speed limit sign on Hyde Road in District Two that will reduce the speed to 25 mile per hour for the safety of children on the road.

Another speed limit reduction will be considered during the next board meeting after a citizen expressed his concern about the safety on the dead-end road where he lives

Commissioners will vote on a 15 mile per hour speed limit for Kaylee Lane which runs off of Cale Switch Road in District One.

- Jessica Breger can be reached at (580) 634-2162 or on Twitter @jbreger_news

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