Oneida county has formed a committee to look at the complex issue of wages paid to county workers.
Oneida County Board Chair David Hintz says a study done last year found that wages trailed comparable governments by 6.4 percent.
The county has set a goal to implement a graduated plan to bring wages to the higher level. The annual increase would amount to $800,000 with the idea of half implemented in July, 2019 and a second increase in January 2020 through the normal budget cycle.
But Hintz says the trick is to do so affordably...