Riviera Beach approves city manager contract
RIVIERA BEACH — The city council took the following
action tonight. All votes were unanimous unless otherwise noted.
City manager contract: Approved in a 3-1 vote,
with Council Chairwoman Dawn Pardo dissenting, a two-year contract with
incoming City Manager Ruth Jones. Jones will start at an annual salary
of $150,000 plus insurance benefits, pension contributions and a
$500-a-month car allowance. She will receive a 7 percent salary increase
if her six-month evaluation is satisfactory. Jones will receive six
months' severance pay if terminated without cause and $15,000 for moving
expenses. Jones is scheduled to begin work June 22.
(Ruth Jones, spent 10 years as assistant county administrator in
Fulton County, Georgia, where the county seat is Atlanta.)
Workforce: Approved an agreement with the
Workforce Alliance through which the city will employ young adults ages
18 to 24 from July 6 until Aug. 14. The Workforce Alliance will pay the
workers' wages using federal stimulus money. The city will provide jobs
West 23rd Street: Approved a $625,078 contract
with Sun Up Enterprises to rebuild West 23rd Street between Avenue O and
Increased business fees: Occupational licenses
fees were raised by 5 percent (effective July 1 for new businesses and
Oct. 1 for existing businesses). Building permit fees will increase 20
percent, and land development application fees will increase 20 percent
effective July 1.
Labor agreement: Approved a labor agreement with
the International Union of Police Association and authorized the
transfer of $155,421 from the general fund contingency account.