Pay for holding office on the Buffalo County Board of Supervisors includes per diem rates for board sessions and committee meetings.
A monthly pay of $50 goes to each county supervisor, according to the Buffalo County Department of Administration.
The monthly rate is higher for the county board chair and vice chair. The chair gets $150 per month; vice chair, $75.
Monthly pay was a benefit added in 1997, generally viewed as justified to cover some expenses of serving in office. The $50 rate set over 15 years ago has not changed.
Per diem rates have stood in place for 25 years, setting at $50 per board session and $40 per committee meeting since 1988.
County board monthly per diem expenses totaled $1,540, $2,440 and $1,600 over the past three months, according to county records.....