There is a new Jefferson County Commission President, and he is planning to make changes.
Josh Compton,31, replaces Peter Onoszko, who held the position last year. Among his agenda are three items. The first is consolidating the sewer utilities in the county. Compton says there are currently three sewer utilities feeding into the Charles Town Treatment Plant. His goal is to consolidate all three into a singular utility, which over time he says will help equalize rates in the county. He also says another priority is to provide more funding for local fire and EMS.
“I want to ensure we create some sort of pay scale ladder or something to retain good employees and move them up the ranks. We don’t currently have that right now and that is something I seriously want to look at during budget time and next year so we don’t lose good employees to other counties or jurisdictions,” said Compton.
Compton also says he would like to look at impact fees, which he says were cut a few years ago.