Marshall County Superior Court 2 Judge Dean Colvin will be asking the county commissioners for their approval on a court services contract this morning.
He recently appeared before the county council to request an increase in the hourly wage for court clerks. The current rate for clerks was between $11.37 and $13.08 and he notified the council members that it makes it difficult to attract well-qualified clerks with pay at that level.
He requested that the pay be increased to $18 per hour. Judge Colvin said no additional funds will be needed for his budget.
The council approved the increase.
The clerk assists the judge with a wide range of duties, freeing the judge to do other work. The clerk also can work in other courts to assist other employees.