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Sponsored by: Kinney <br /> CITY OF SEWARD,ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2016-084 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, AUTHORIZING A ONE-TIME, ONE PERCENT BONUS FOR <br /> THE CITY CLERK IN 2016, AS PREVIOUSLY ISSUED TO NON-UNION 0 <br /> REGULAR EMPLOYEES,AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Seward 2016/2017 budget saw a nearly 13% reduction in the <br /> General Fund budget, largely the result of State budget cuts and uncertainty surrounding sales tax <br /> revenues; and <br /> WHEREAS,in order to balance the budget,employee merit increases and proposed cost of <br /> living increases were eliminated from the budget in both 2016 and 2017; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City Council agreed to consider reinstating some level of employee pay <br /> increases following receipt of the City's financial performance results from 2015; especially <br /> considering whether sales tax revenues came in higher than projected; and <br /> WHEREAS,the General Fund ended 2015 with a positive net increase in Fund Balance of <br /> $321,309; and <br /> WHEREAS,at the recommendation of administration,the City Council approved Resolution <br /> 2016-046 on July 25, 2016 which restored merit increases in 2016 to those employees who were <br /> eligible and provided a one percent bonus to all non-union regular employees which was not added <br /> to employees' future base year salaries; and <br /> WHEREAS,any increases in pay for the City Clerk must be approved by the City Council. <br /> The clerk is requesting the same one percent bonus that all non-union regular employees received <br /> earlier this year. <br /> NOW,THEREFORE,BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br /> OF SEWARD,ALASKA that: <br /> Section 1. The City Clerk shall be eligible for a one-time bonus at the rate of one percent of <br /> her regular annual salary based on their regular rate of pay in 2016. The one percent bonus is offered <br /> in lieu of a cost of living increase,such that the bonus will not add to the clerk's base salary in future <br /> years. <br /> Section 2.An appropriation in the amount of$743 is hereby appropriated from the General <br /> Fund undesignated reserves account no. 01000-0000-3400 to Clerk department salary and benefits <br /> account no. 01000-1113-6XXX. <br /> Section 3. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. <br /> PASSED AND APPROVED by the City Council of the City of Seward, Alaska,this 12th <br /> day of December,2016. <br />