BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:
RESOLVED, that the monthly salary schedule for assistant city attorneys is hereby established as follows:
An assistant city attorney shall, at the time of his or her initial appointment, be placed at Step 1 of such scale, unless a higher step is recommended by the city attorney. During the first two years of service, the attorney shall advance one step in the pay scale every six months until reaching Step 5. Upon written approval of the city attorney, the assistant city attorney shall advance to Step 6, and thereafter shall advance one step in the pay scale upon completion of each additional year of service, up to Step 10. The assistant city attorney shall remain at Step 10 until written approval of the city attorney allows for advancement to Step 11, and thereafter, the assistant city attorney shall advance one step in the pay scale upon completion of each additional year of service, up to Step 15. At any time, the city attorney, with approval of the chief administrative officer, may advance an assistant city attorney one step in the pay plan.
RESOLVED FURTHER, that should the city attorney appoint a deputy city attorney or chief prosecutor to carry out administrative duties, that person or person shall receive an additional .5 percent of compensation during each month of such service.
RESOLVED FURTHER, that effective January 1, 2007, the monthly salary for the city attorney shall be $8,595; effective January 1, 2008, the monthly salary for the city attorney shall be $8,853; and effective January 1, 2009, the monthly salary for the city attorney shall be $9,119.
RESOLVED FURTHER, that the city attorney and assistant city attorneys shall be entitled to the same fringe benefits, including, but not limited to, health, deferred compensation, retiree and severance, as the supervisory employees of the city, excluding longevity awards.
RESOLVED FURTHER, that the city attorney and assistant city attorneys shall, in addition to the monthly pay prescribed elsewhere in this resolution and effective January 1, 2008, receive, monthly, an amount equal to one percent of his/her basic monthly pay deposited into a Minnesota health care savings plan post employment health care savings plan account, administered by the Minnesota State retirement system, established by the employer in the name of the employee.
RESOLVED FURTHER, that the city shall reimburse the license fee paid by each lawyer in the office of city attorney which is necessary to maintain the lawyer’s license.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution establishes the salary and fringe benefits for the city attorney and assistant city attorneys for the years 2007, 2008 and 2009. The resolution approves a pay adjustment of one percent for the year 2007, three percent for the year 2008 and three percent for the year 2009. These are the same increases as the supervisory employees received.