Coun­cil to hear mar­ket la­bor study find­ings Tues­day

Pro­posed com­post­ing rules up for adop­tion on Wed­nes­day

Yuma Sun - - NEWS - BY MARA KNAUB @YSMARAKNAUB

The Yuma City Coun­cil will hear the find­ings of a mar­ket la­bor study on Tues­day when Kay Tilzer, vice pres­i­dent of Pub­lic Sec­tor Per­son­nel Con­sul­tants, presents sur­vey com­par­isons and pro­vides rec­om­men­da­tions based on the study.

Fol­low­ing dis­cus­sions on pay plans pro­posed in Septem­ber by the po­lice and fire de­part­ments, the coun­cil in Oc­to­ber asked for a la­bor mar­ket study on city­wide em­ployee pay. At that time, Hu­man Re­source Direc­tor Mon­ica Welch noted that city em­ploy­ees as a whole earn about 10 per­cent below mar­ket.

The com­pen­sa­tion study will be pre­sented at 6 p.m. when the coun­cil meets for a work ses­sion. The coun­cil will also meet at 5:30 p.m. Wed­nes­day for the reg­u­lar meet­ing.

In ad­di­tion, a sec­ond pre­sen­ta­tion on Tues­day will fo­cus on the pro­posed 2018 Bike­ways Plan. Naomi Lee­man, a city com­mu­nity devel­op­ment plan­ner, will give a plan over­view and up­dates.

Then the coun­cil will dis­cuss items on the agenda for Wed­nes­day’s meet­ing, which will start with a leg­isla­tive up­date by Ron Hamm, pres­i­dent of Hamm Con­sult­ing Group.

The con­sent agenda in­cludes job or­der con­tracts for land­scap­ing, parks and grounds to JSA Com­pany and SWP Con­tract­ing and Paving, both of Yuma, and con­tracts with Bill Alexan­der Ford Lin­coln of Yuma for ve­hi­cle pur­chase and lease op­tions, En­ter­prise Fleet Man­age­ment of Chan­dler for lease only op­tions, and Find­lay Auto Group of Bull­head City for pur­chase only op­tions.

An­other agree­ment cen­ters on the North­ern Ari­zona Univer­sity Law En­force­ment In­tern­ship Pro­gram that would al­low stu­dents from NAU to par­tic­i­pate in an “ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ence” with the Yuma Po­lice Depart­ment that may qual­ify for univer­sity aca­demic cred­its.

Other items call for ap­prov­ing the amended fi­nal plat for the Ter­races West Sub­di­vi­sion and des­ig­nat­ing an act­ing city ad­min­is­tra­tor dur­ing the ab­sence or dis­abil­ity of the city ad­min­is­tra­tor.

One res­o­lu­tion calls for the cre­ation of Mu­nic­i­pal Im­prove­ment District No. 107 to serve Saguaro Units 3 and 4.

Six or­di­nances are up for adop­tion, be­gin­ning with new rules reg­u­lat­ing com­post­ing within city lim­its, fol­lowed by four re­quests for prop­erty re­zon­ing.

The pro­posed com­post­ing code amend­ment is in­tended to ad­dress “where and un­der what con­di­tions com­post­ing ac­tiv­i­ties can oc­cur.” The pro­posed rules rec­og­nize back­yard, large and agri­cul­tural com­post­ing.

Both meet­ings will be held in the City Hall Coun­cil Cham­bers, 1 City Plaza. To view the com­plete agendas and staff re­ports, go to yu­maaz.gov.

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