The Roane County Commission approved a 1.5 percent raise for county employees this month, but the extra cash has yet to show up in their paychecks.
That’s because while commission has approved a budget for the fiscal year, it has yet to set the tax rate that will fund it.
Roane County Executive Ron Woody said the money for the raises will not be released until a tax rate is approved.
“There’s still some risk that they may not approve the tax rate,” he said.
The vote that set the budget passed 8-7.