Two road boss candidates -one who was given the job last week, and one who did not- both made an appearance at the Antelope County Supervisors meeting on Tuesday morning.
Dave Henery, one of the original applicants addressed the board about his qualifications asking why he was not chosen for the position. The board did not respond or take action on the matter.
Later, Casey Dittrich, who was hired last week, was invited to the table to begin negotiations. Dittrich informed the board that he had already read the employee handbook, the supervisors handbook, and had begun the process of signing up for the training and testing for the Highway Superintendent's License, which will be held in April.
The board began negotiations for Dittrich's job description and wage. It was agreed that he would receive the standard benefit package, and starting salary for the first 6 months would be $42,500. It was discussed that his salary should be more than the road employees. The board discussed that after 6 months they will evaluate him and should he meet expectations and have passed the superintendent's exam, he would be granted a raise.
Dittrich brought to the board a list of expectations of himself and of the board. Each supervisor will also bring their expectations to the next supervisors meeting.
Dittrich will begin his duties on Monday, January 4 and will meet with the board on the 5 to finish discussing his job responsibilities.