Katie Thisdell reports on news from Stafford County. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 540/735-1975.
County Attorney Compensation
Stafford County supervisors unanimously approved an employment contract with new County Attorney Charlie Shumate. County Administrator Anthony Romanello told me that there is no contract between the county and Shumate. Rather, the resolution contains employment details. If anyone can tell me the pros/cons of resolution vs. contract, I’d love to hear them.
At any rate, the final WHEREAS of the resolution contains the following:
“The employment agreement provides for an initial salary of $153,300 with a $350 per month car allowance, and an annual contribution to Charles L. Shumate’s 457 Deferred Compensation Plan in the amount of $7,500.”
According to my math, that’s annual compensation of $165,000. Contrast that with former Stafford School Superintendent David Sawyer’s $184,722 compensation package and Romanello’s $183,056.