Making good on a campaign promise, newly elected Chemung County Executive Chris Moss has cut not only his own salary but the salaries of several other appointed department heads as well.
Moss and Deputy County Executive David Sheen each took a 15% reduction in salary as follows:
County Executive 2018 salary: $166,273
County Executive 2019 salary: $141,332
Deputy County Executive 2018 salary: $145,188
Deputy County Executive 2019 salary: $123,410
Other department heads took a 10% salary cut:
2018 salary: $127,358
2019 salary: $114,623
Director of Aviation:
2018 salary: $124,728
2019 salary: $112,256
2018 salary: $102,620
2019 salary: $92,358
Commissioner of Human Service:
2018 salary: $122,135
2019 salary: $109,922
Commissioner of Public Works:
2018 salary: $130,382
2019 salary: $117,344
The only appointee to see a salary increase will be the Director of Public information, whose say will increase from $56,586 in 2018 to $72,925.
Moss said he will announce his appointees at Monday’s County Legislature meeting. Moss said when looking at making these cuts a comprehensive comparative analysis was conducted using information provided by the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC). Salaries for other single rate positions will be reviewed before the 2020 budget.