After reading the article regarding the Morgan County Commissioners response through their attorney regarding the Morgan County Treasurer, Louella Pryor, I am appalled.


After reading the article regarding the Morgan County Commissioners response through their attorney regarding the Morgan County Treasurer, Louella Pryor, I am appalled.

I am not in the political arena, so I can only speak as a Morgan County taxpayer and lay person. It is my understanding according to Websters Dictionary that the term by-law means this: " A rule or law governing internal affairs of a group or organization."

That being said, I don't understand how a body of elected officials, the Morgan County Commissioners, can single out one elected official, the Morgan County Treasurer, Louella Pryor, to imply that her salary should not be commensurate or according to Websters Dictionary means: "Equal in duration, extent, or size."

According to the Morgan County Recorders office, I was told there are eight elected by the people, officials at the Courthouse. Seven of them receive 100% of the salary as set by Missouri State Statutes.

Mrs. Pryor's salary is paid at 74% of the amount set in the Statute. Why is this even an issue?
A law is a law is a law.

I have to wonder how we the taxpayers, are allowing this to happen and why haven't the Commissioners’ salaries been suspended because they have randomly chose to ignore a law that our Missouri Legislators have declared to be enforced.

I will take a stand to support Louella Pryor in her legal battle which she has been forced into by the Commissioners, because it is the right thing to do and I pray that other Morgan County taxpayers will join me.

-Linda Kimmel, Eldon/Rocky Mount