"And that's really what's got to happen next. The board needs to make a decision as to how it wants to treat this particular group of county officials."
As for salary, supervisors currently get just over $17,000 a year from the county in addition to their town stipends. Palmer thinks those numbers are fairly low for the work required.
"For the abuse an elected official endures, the money isn't that great," he said. "So the health benefits are an important aspect of the deal."
But Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava disagreed. He said elected officials should know what they're signing up for in advance.
"You've got to make a choice," he said. "We know what we're getting into ahead of time."