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Woodbury County proposes to cut "performance bonuses"

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

The Woodbury County supervisors are looking to cut "performance bonuses" for the county attorney's office.

That move would save thousands of dollars a year.

However, people who work in the office said the board has to live up to its contract and the bonuses equalize pay with the public defenders office.

"The board entered in to a contract with the assistant county attorney's office, is that if the bonuses are appropriate, they would be paid and since the board entered in to the contract, they cannot now unilaterally withdraw that contract provision by withholding funding for the bonuses," First Assistant Woodbury County Attorney Mark Campbell said.

Chairman of the Board George Boykin said he wants to look into the issue before they agree to anything.

But, if it's spelled out in the contract they'll pay.

"If we have to do that, then I will certainly do that because it was a contract that was negotiated in good faith. If that's not the case, then the county attorney will have to find that in his existing budget," Boykin said.

There's no timeline for when the county board will make a decision.

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