Council to hear market labor study findings Tuesday
Proposed composting rules up for adoption on Wednesday
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.