(KMOV) -- The St. Clair County Board voted Monday night to cancel a 1.5 percent pay raise for many elected officials.
The freeze, which could go on for four years, will affect 29 board members, the county sheriff, treasurer and clerk.
St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern says the savings will be significant and help prevent a property tax hike.
The pay of the sheriff, treasurer, county clerk and the county board’s members will be frozen through 2018. Salaries of the board chairman, auditor, circuit clerk, coroner and recorder of deeds will remain the same through 2016.
Salaries range from $19,000 for board members to just less than $100,000 for the sheriff and chairman.