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McKnight Quits Commission To Accept Civil Defense Post William W. "Bill" McKnight,! Lewis and Clark County commissioner commissioner for two and one half1 years, resigned his commission scat today to assume the direc torship of (he Lewis and Clark City-County City-County City-County Office of Civil De fense. McKnight succeeds Bemie L. ancette in the. director's posi tion. McKnight said he was quit ting the commission "due to financial considerations of my own and the inconsistency between between the responsibilities of a commissioner and its rcmunera- rcmunera- ice and bring the commission ers income into comparison with those of other public ofli- ofli- als. McKnight will, take over the duties of civil defense director Thursday. To Fill Vacancv County Commissioner A! Gas kill said the two Lewis and Clark County district judges would appoint a person to fill Higher Salary McKnight said his salary as a commissioner was $6,300 a year and said he would not receive an increase in the salary until re-election re-election re-election in 1976. His salary lor uie Civil Intense position will begin at $700 a month or $8,400 a year. City Treasurer Mike Kovich said today there was a possiblity that an incre ment raise lo $750 a month might be given to McKnight In his new position. In his resignation McKnight said that he hoped future constitutional constitutional revisions "will afford more realistic salaries to the holders" of the commission off- off- BP 9 I I set workers Electrical Hie commission vacancy. He said Ihe judges might take as long as two weeks to make the appointment to have tune to ev aluate the applicants, Gaskill said by state law applicants for the position must be Democrats and must live in District 3, the district McKnight represented County Attorney Thomas Cowling said he regrets that McKnight has resigned leaving "a vacancy which will be diffi cult to fill." Dowling said McKnight's res ignation should make it appar ent to Constitutional Convention delegates thai county elected of ficials must be adequately com pensated tor their duties responsibilities. "It is unrealistic to expect one to run for office at the pre- pre- sent salary rale when non-elect- non-elect- non-elect- non-elect- ecf officials such as city manag-|lnviteil manag-|lnviteil edi-ers and other city employes re Deceive salaries much g re at e than those afforded county offi- offi- Jeffer-cials," Dowling added. le-ilay le-ilay Wat William McKnight Helena Forecast — days. High today 34, low Tluiss-day BB. Probability of

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  1. The Independent Record,
  2. 14 Jul 1971, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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