Smith County Sets Up New Productivity Fund

A portion of two Smith County Commissioners' salaries will now be going into a new fund to reward county employees.

Commissioners made that decision Monday.

Sharon Emmert and Frank Sawyer have been forgoing about 63-thousand dollars a year of their salaries combined.

Until now, that's been going into a contingency fund. But starting in October, the county will have a productivity fund for employees who go above and beyond.

County Becky Dempsey says they're in the process of setting up some objective measurements for employees for the new incentives.

Dana Dixon Reporting