Archive for Wednesday, November 28, 2001

City council briefs

November 28, 2001

City council approves salary schedule
A salary schedule and job descriptions for city employees were approved by Tonganoxie City Council members on Monday.
These salaries were OK'd:
City attorney, $575 monthly salary, plus $105 an hour.
Judge, $275 a month.
City prosecutor, $85 an hour.
Court bailiff, $45 a month
Fire chief, $560 a month, plus $5 for each call received.
Volunteer firefighters, $5 for each call responded to and for each meeting attended.
Assistant fire chief, fire captain and fire lieutenant, $5 for each call received.
Fire administrative support, $5 for each call received, plus $35 a month.
City engineer, $25 to $100 an hour, depending on the service provided.
Animal control, $200 a month, plus mileage at 34.5 cents a mile
Janitorial services, $38 an area, with three areas to be cleaned once each week.
Water meter reading, $500 a month.
City administrator, $50,181; assistant to the city administrator, $32,011; city clerk, $32,011; city planner, $34,424; clerk, $20,384; police chief, $38,610; deputy police chief, $32,656; police sergeant, $28,995; three officers, $28,496, $26,749 and $24,939; firefighter, $24,856; clerk, $20,384; public works superintendent, $38,626; utility supervisor, $36,546; utility maintenance, $29,682; three maintenance workers, $25,376, $24,336 and $22,776.
City employees will be eligible for up to a 4 percent merit pay increase and a 2 percent cost-of-living pay increase that would take effect in January, according to Kathy Bard, assistant to the city administrator.

Hearing scheduled
on land acquisition
A hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. next Wednesday to determine the amounts the city must pay for land needed for expansion of the intersection of U.S. Highway 24-40 and Kansas Highway 16.
Work is expected to begin late next spring or in early summer on the project, which will widen all approaches to the intersection.
At the hearing at city hall, three appraisers will hear from an attorney for the city, as well as property owners' attorneys, before making a decision. The proceeding is open to the public.
"The condemnation will be completed once the city pays the money into the court," said Mike Crow, city attorney.

Interviews begin
for administrator
The field of 80 applicants for the job of Tonganoxie city administrator has been narrowed to seven. Mayor John Franiuk said the city council interviewed four applicants by telephone on Monday and council members plan to interview the other three applicants on Thursday. Council members are conducting the interviews in executive session during special meetings. Chris Clark left the administrator's job two weeks ago to take a job in Massachusetts.

Appointment made
to planning panel
On Monday, Mayor John Franiuk appointed Martin Olson to the Tonganoxie Planning Commission.
The city will accept applications for a vacancy on the library board until Dec. 7. Franiuk said he plans to fill the vacancy at the council's regular meeting on Dec. 10.
Applications are available at city hall, 321 S. Delaware.
The vacancy was created by the resignation of Stacey Clark, wife of the former city administrator.

City considering
purchase of property
Following a 10-minute executive session, city council members on Monday agreed that Mayor John Franiuk would appoint an agent to represent the city's interest at a public auction.
Leavenworth County is conducting a tax sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 11 in Courtroom No. 5 at the Justice Center, 601 S. Third, Leavenworth.

Meeting rescheduled
City council members rescheduled their second regular meeting of December. The meeting falls on Dec. 24, so council members decided to meet on Dec. 17 instead. Council members' next meeting is Dec. 10.

City council OKs amended budget
Tonganoxie City Council members on Monday approved an amended budget for 2001.
The amended budget does not affect the mill levy. Kathy Bard, assistant to the city administrator, said the new budget more accurately reflects revenues and expenditures in the city than the previously approved budget.

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