After an extended executive session at the end of Monday's weekly meeting, the City Commissioners reconvened in a public session to discuss the possible salary increase of City Manager Michael Schrage.
Mayor Hodges began by saying, "We have recently concluded our evaluation of the City Manager. It's an annual review that we do every year, and we have a resolution to consider, to award him a 2% merit-based increase."
Commissioner Hoppock took the lead and moved that the Commission approve the "resolution, concluding the 2021 evaluation of the City Manager's performance and review of the City Manager's base salary and awarding merit increase. Be it resolved by the governing body of the City of Salina, Kansas. The governing body has advised staff of its intent to award the City Manager with a merit based increase of $3,523.20, being a 2% increase to his base salary of $176,160.12, retroactively effective December 16, 2021, in accordance with the City Manager's anniversary date and evaluation due date noted in his employment contract and that the Director of Human Resources will take such actions as are necessary to implement the change."
Commissioner Ryan seconded the resolution.
The City Commission passed the resolution 5-0.