LS council to vote on raises

rpulley@lsjournal.comAugust 19, 2014 

The Lee’s Summit City Council this week will look at raises for firefighters and public works employees under their union agreements.

The council also is scheduled to vote Aug. 21 on an agreement with RED Development for implementing a community improvement district.

The improvement district is another step in building the Summit Place shopping center, which is included in the amended Summit Fair Tax-Increment Financing District. The council is to vote on the agreement providing for use of a sales tax to reimburse the developer for some costs under incentives previously granted by the council.

Another council vote would update labor agreements and set the minimum wage for meter readers at about $13.67. It also would raise the differential for equipment operators working second shift during snow removal from 66 cents to 75 cents — added to the hourly rate of about $18.50.

In the fire department, fire specialists and communications specialists (depending on time of service and current pay) would get one-time pay adjustments of 1 percent and fire captains (grade I and II) would get a one-time pay adjustment of 2 percent.

The council also is to vote on renewing its procedure for disclosing potential conflicts of interest.

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