Commissioner Daylon Martin is the chairman of the Human Resources Committee, and the first item on the Sept. 3 agenda was employees’ take-home vehicles.
Water Superintendent Freddie Wiggins presented information he found by the IRS. He said any personal use of the vehicle is taxable. He defended the benefit of take home vehicles for department heads because they are on call 24/7.
“It’s a quick response if you have a vehicle in the yard,” he said.
Martin stated it is reasonable when many people are hired for a take-home vehicle to be part of the county employment package along with benefits because of the lower salary.
He recommended the actual value of take-home vehicles be calculated by the finance department.
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