City Council considers salary increases
While a quorum allowed the West Lake Hills City Council to hold a regular meeting Sept. 12, the lack of a full council resulted in no action on some agenda items.
West Lake Hills will adopt its 201819 fiscal year budget this month that could include possible salary increases for staff.
But City Administrator Robert Wood said the council will wait until all members are present before adopting final salary increases and a budget.
In the Sept. 12 meeting, the City Council in executive session discussed staff salary increases of individual employees. Last year, the city approved salary increases for each individual employee based on performance reviews.
The council will have to decide whether to give salary increases on a percentage-based system or a merit-based system.
The current budget allocated $1.8 million for staff salaries, which includes city administration, municipal court employees, Police Department administrators and Building Department employees.
The Reveille Road and Rocky River drainage project officially started Sept. 4, Wood said.
Improvements at Reveille and Rocky River were identified in the city’s drainage master plan’s top 15 priority list, which was adopted by the City Council in May 2017.
After a bid review process, the City Council on June 27 awarded a nearly $209,000 contract to Austin Constructors LLC for the project. The work consists of installing approximately 640 linear feet of storm sewer and grading at Reveille Pond, including any associated work.
“Given the rain over the past week and a half, most of the work that has been done includes surveying and marking the locations for pipes and ditches,” Wood said. “No actual construction has been done. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate, and the contractor can get in and start making the drainage improvements.”
Wood said the contract gives crews about 60 days to complete the project, though if weather cooperates and work goes smoothly, it could be completed by the end of September.
In other action, the council changed two of its regular meeting days. The meeting normally scheduled for Sept. 26 will move to 7 p.m. Monday, and the regular meeting set for Oct. 10 will move to Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. Contact Luz Moreno-Lozano at 512-4453809. Twitter: @LuzMorenoLozano