An elected Stevens County Official is still waiting for his day in court, after filing an appeal of his salary and budget on January 14. Auditor-Treasurer Neil Wiese is appealing his 2013 salary, established by the Stevens County Board of Commissioners, and the budget set by that board for the Office of the Auditor-Treasurer. The appeal alleges the board acted in an “arbitrary, capricious, oppressive…” manner when setting the salary and budget. Wiese will appear in Swift County court today (Thursday, March 7) for a scheduling conference.
If Wiese’s appeal is successful, the court could order the Stevens County board to review his budget and salary and reconsider their previous decision.