Johnson and county agree to 2020 contract
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The Grady County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to extend an employment contract to county administrator J.C. (Buddy) Johnson III, for the 2020 calendar.
“I appreciate the opportunity to serve the county for another year. I believe working together with the board and the county staff, we have been able to accomplish a lot since I came on board,” Johnson said Tuesday night.
Under the terms of the new contract, Johnson will be paid $90,000 annually and provided 20 days of annual leave and 20 days of sick leave. The administrator is also granted the use of a county vehicle for travel to and from work in addition to work related travel. The contract allows the county to substitute the use of a vehicle by paying an annual fuel allowance of $7,800.
Johnson, a resident of Miller County, routinely drives a county vehicle to and from work.
The board is not required to pay additional bonuses, cost of living raises or other performance related payments, but the contract does not prohibit payment of funds in excess of $90,000 if deemed appropriate by the board.
Under the terms of the 2020 contract, Johnson waives any county health insurance benefits and the county does not contribute to a retirement account for the administrator.
Johnson began work as the county’s administrator in September 2018.