Appropriating $3,771,941.00 from the undesignated fund balance of the
2022 County Improvement Fund and awarding a three-year contract for the
furnishing of property tax collection software for use by the Collection
Department to Aumentum Technologies of Niagara Falls, NY, under the
terms and conditions of Request for Proposals No. 53-22, at an actual cost
to the County in an amount not to exceed $4,456,590.00 for 2022 and a total
three-year cost not to exceed $6,287,464.00.
(Assigned to the Budget Committee.)
The Budget Committee will have a public hearing regarding Ordinance
#5696 on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 9:20 A.M. in the Kansas City
Legislative Assembly Area.
A motion was made by Theresa Cass Galvin, seconded by Jalen Anderson,
to approve the Floor Substitute dated November 7, 2022 for Ordinance
#5697, repealing Ordinance 5666, dated September 19, 2022, approving
salary ranges for deputies and sergeants within the Sheriff’s Office to be
effective for the years 2022-25, and authorizing their implementation by
County officials. The motion passed by a voice vote.
Jalen Anderson, County Legislator, said this ordinance is to follow the
Evergreen compensation study. For some reason, not all associates
received the increases they were due as a result of the study. The
Legislature wants to make sure people are paid a fair wage. The cost of
living has increased, and the Evergreen study is already out of date.
Ronald E. Finley, County Legislator, asked why it is necessary for the
Legislature to act pursuant to page 2 of the Ordinance. Theresa Cass
Galvin, County Legislator, said she believes this is authorizing the Human
Resources Department to move forward with these pay ranges. Bryan
Covinsky, County Counselor, agreed. Ms. Galvin said these are the salary
ranges presented by the Evergreen study, but for whatever reason the
Sheriff’s Office has not implemented these ranges in that department.
Mr. Finley asked if everyone is receiving a minimum of $15.00 per hour.
Troy Schulte, County Administrator, said year one and two of the
Evergreen study increased minimum pay. For year three, supervisors
were requested to review the salary steps for equity issues. Mr. Schulte
said everyone has received what they are entitled to, except for the
Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Schulte said he will review the issues raised regarding
the Recorder of Deeds office. He said everyone should be up to or over
$15 per hour.
Dan Tarwater III, County Legislator, asked if it is necessary to repeal the
previous Ordinance #5666. Mr. Covinsky said the language to repeal
#5666 is included in this ordinance.