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County official's pay for part-time job criticized

Thursday - 5/30/2013, 2:58pm  ET

HANOVER, Va. (AP) -- Some Hanover County residents say it's not right that a county supervisor is being paid $41.25 an hour for his part-time job as a school traffic guard.

Community activist Betty Ostergren calls Supervisor Elton J. Wade Sr.'s pay "ridiculous" and says somebody should have been fired long ago. Joseph Pierro of Hanover says he's been looking into the matter and is struggling to get straight answers from school officials.

Wade tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch ( ) that he works at two elementary schools. His contract pays him for four hours a day at each school, but he only works about half that much.

Wade says he's not getting special treatment. He says a policy implemented years ago guaranteed traffic guards and bus drivers four hours pay, even though they worked less.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,

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