(2) Before the increased salaries, as set out in subdivisions (5) and (7) of this subsection, are paid to the county commissioners and the elected county officials, the following requirements must be met:
(A) The Auditor has certified that the proposed annual county budget for the fiscal year beginning the first days of July, 2006, has increased over the previous fiscal year in an amount sufficient for the payment of the increase in the salaries, set out in subdivisions (5) and (7) of this subsection, and the related employment taxes: Provided, That the Auditor may not approve the budget certification for any proposed annual county budget containing anticipated receipts which are unreasonably greater or lesser than that of the previous year. For purposes of this subdivision, the term "receipts" does not include unencumbered fund balance or federal or state grants; and
(B) Each county commissioner or other elected official described in this subsection in office on the effective date of the increased salaries provided by this subsection who desires to receive the increased salary has prior to that date filed in the office of the clerk of the county commission his or her written agreement to accept the salary increase. The salary for the person who holds the office of county commissioner or other elected official described in this subsection who fails to file the written agreement as required by this paragraph shall be the salary for that office in effect immediately prior to the effective date of the increased salaries provided by this subsection until the person vacates the office or his or her term of office expires, whichever first occurs.
(3) If there is an insufficient projected increase in revenues to pay the increased salaries and the related employment taxes, then the salaries of that county's elected officials and commissioners shall remain at the level in effect at the time certification was sought.
(4) In any county having a tribunal in lieu of a county commission, the county commissioners of that county may be paid less than the minimum salary limits of the county commission for that particular class of the county.
(6) For the purpose of determining the salaries to be paid to the elected county officials of each county, the salaries for each county office by class, set out in subdivision (7) of this subsection, are established and shall be used by each county commission in determining the salaries of each of their county officials other than salaries of members of the county commission.
(7) OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS
Class I$44,880 $55,440 $55,440 $44,880$ 96,600
Class II$44,220$54,780 $54,780 $44,220 $ 94,400
Class III$43,890$53,460$53,460 $43,890 $ 92,200
Class IV$43,560$53,154 $53,154 $43,560 $ 90,000
Class V$43,230$52,800 $52,800 $43,230 $ 87,800
Class VI$42,900$49,500 $49,500 $42,900 $ 59,400
Class VII$42,570$48,840 $48,840 $42,570 $ 56,760
Class VIII$42,240$48,180 $48,180 $42,240 $ 54,120
Class IX$41,910$47,520 $47,520 $41,910 $ 50,160
Class X$38,280$42,240 $42,240 $38,280 $ 46,200
(8) Any county clerk, circuit clerk, county assessor or
sheriff of a Class I through Class V county, inclusive, any
assessor or any sheriff of a Class VI through Class IX county,
inclusive, shall devote full-time to his or her public duties to
the exclusion of any other employment: Provided, That any public
official, whose term of office begins when his or her county's
classification imposes no restriction on his or her outside
activities, may not be restricted on his or her outside activities
during the remainder of the term for which he or she is elected.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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