The City of Monticello, Iowa



Approving wages for non-bargaining staff for FY ’12.

WHEREAS, Most City employees wages are covered by a collective bargaining agreement where wages are pre-determined, and some are covered by employment agreements where wages and planned increases were bargained for and previously determined (City Administrator, Police Chief, Ambulance Director), and

WHEREAS, Other City employees or positions are not covered by collective bargaining, such as the City Clerk, P.W. Director, Park and Rec. Director, City Custodian/Maintenance Man, Library Director and staff, Ambulance Volunteers, and Police Sergeant and Police Secretary / Local Access Coordinator, and

WHEREAS, The bargaining unit employees are set to get raises in the coming year in the approximate amount of 2.5%, same having been negotiated this year, FY ’12 being the first year of the four year agreement, and

WHEREAS, The City Council has historically granted wages to non-bargaining staff in a similar, but not necessarily equal, manner to bargaining employees, and

WHEREAS, At the recommendation of the Chief of Police, the following non-bargaining hourly employees would be paid, the following hourly rate(s) of pay effective July 1, 2011:

Sergeant Dawn Graver: $ 21.98 / Hour (3.5% increase)

Peg Merfeld(Secretary/Local Access) $ 16.42 / Hour (2.5% increase), and

WHEREAS, At the recommendation of the Ambulance Director, the following rates of pay will be paid to Ambulance Dpt. Volunteers, same to take effect July 1, 2011

Fee to be Paid for 6-hour On-Call shift: $10.00 (Unchanged)

Ambulance driver: $ 7.66 / Hour (2.5% increase)

EMT-B or EMT-I: $10.56 / Hour (2.5% increase)

Paramedic: $12.67 / Hour (2.5% increase)

Paramedic Specialist: $13.72 / Hour (2.5% increase),


WHEREAS, At the recommendation of the City Administrator, the following Department Heads will be paid the following salaries, same to take effect July 1, 2011:

City Clerk Sally Hinrichsen $55,225.41 / Year (2.5% increase)

P.W. Dir. Dana “Diz” Edwards $55,921.11 / Year (2.5% increase)

Park and Rec. Director Tami Bartram $38,100.00 / Year (2.5% increase), and

WHEREAS, At the recommendation of the City Administrator, the following employees will be paid the following rate, same to take effect July 1, 2011:

Lyle (Bud) Holub $ 12.00 / Hour (2.5% increase), and

WHEREAS, all of the above wage increases were contemplated and accounted for in the FY ’11 budget as previously approved by the City Council; and

WHEREAS, The employment contract between the City of Monticello and the City Administrator calls for a 3.5% increase in the City Administrator’s wages for the coming FY, and the City Administrator has agreed to a voluntary reduction in said increase, from 3.5% to 2.5%, to match the rate increases of other non-bargaining Dpt. Heads without employment agreements, and requests that the Council approve of the modification of the employment agreement / contract to reflect that change for the coming year.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of Monticello, Iowa does hereby approve of the wages and salaries set out above, and further specifically approves of the proposed amendment to the City Administrator’s Employment Agreement by way of the voluntary reduction of the City Administrator’s wage increase for the coming from 3.5% to 2.5%, all of said wages to take effect and be applicable to the first payroll issued during the month of July, 2011.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused the Great Seal for the City of Monticello, Iowa to be affixed. Done this 18th day of April, 2011.

John Sauser, Mayor Pro Tem


Sally Hinrichsen, City Clerk