PEA RIDGE — The salary for the incoming mayor and insurance policy and retirement for the outgoing mayor are items on the agenda for the Metropolis Council conference slated for 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Mayor Jackie Crabtree, who has held the post for the past 28 many years, has declared he will not seek out reelection.
Town attorney Shane Perry despatched copies of two state statutes relating to retirement advantages and wellness insurance coverage to council associates as very well as a sample ordinance geared up by the Arkansas Municipal League. He stated thought of health insurance policies need to begin now in preparation for Crabtree’s retirement and the city’s dialogue of the city spending budget.
The mayor’s present salary is $50,000. That salary was established in the course of the Dec. 29, 2014, Metropolis Council conference just after Crabtree received reelection.
For the earlier handful of municipal elections, the Metropolis Council has adjusted the salary for the subsequent phrase.
Pea Ridge Ordinance 513 requires the City Council to set the mayor’s wage for the coming time period all through the June or July meeting prior to the filing period for the new time period, according to City Clerk Sandy Button.
The Town Council sets the salary, and council associates have debated placing a foundation salary for the earlier handful of elections, declaring that an inexperienced individual really should not make the same as an seasoned human being.
Crabtree was 1st elected in 1994 and took office environment in January 1995. The salary for the portion-time placement was $250 a month.
In September 2004, the placement became a full-time position, and the income was established at $36,000 by Ordinance 356. In accordance to that ordinance, the council is to change the spend on or prior to its first often scheduled assembly in December.
In December 2006, the council authorised Ordinance 435, setting the salary at $38,674.44 yearly.
In a unique meeting Dec. 30, 2008, the council amended the ordinance that sets the mayor’s salary and changed the date from December to September.
Through the September 2010 City Council assembly, council associates minimized the mayor’s income from $40,000 to $26,050 for the expression which would commence Jan. 1, 2011.
In July 2014, the council agreed to set the foundation salary for mayor at $25,000 for the approaching time period. Crabtree’s salary was $45,000 in 2014.