The News Journal reports that County Executive Tom Gordon is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday that boosts the hourly wage for county workers from $7.25 to $10.10.
Chief Administrative Officer David Grimaldi says the order will cost the county about $100,000 a year. About 20 to 50 employees in the county's 1,950-person workforce earn the minimum wage at any given time. Many are part-time or seasonal workers.
Gordon's executive order goes into effect July 1.
Gov. Jack Markell signed into law a 50-cent minimum wage hike for all Delawareans to $7.75, on June 1. It will jump to $8.25 in June 2015.