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May 30, 2012

Stillwater extends city manager's contract

STILLWATER, Okla. — Stillwater city councilors approved a one-year extension for City Manager Dan Galloway.

Councilors have the authority to hire and fire the city manager, city attorney and municipal judge. Galloway was hired as city manager in 2005 and his contract must be extended annually at the discretion of the council. October will mark the start of Galloway’s eighth year as Stillwater city manager.

“I continue to be very excited and pleased to work for the city of Stillwater. The community is experiencing new growth and development, and I truly believe the future is looking bright,” Galloway said.

The city manager’s new base salary is $136,000, which represents an approximate 3 percent increase over the current contract. Councilors approved a 3 percent cost-of-living increase for all city employees as part of the 2012-2013 budget.

The city hasn’t given cost-of-living increases in several years, and Galloway’s contract had not been changed either since 2008.

Galloway said a portion of that increase will go to cover a cell phone he will provide to use for city business instead of using a city cell phone.

The contract also includes $675 per month for the business use of his vehicle, medical coverage and a contribution to the Oklahoma Municipal Retirement Fund.

One other change is that a severance pay amount has been altered from five months to a minimum of six months. Galloway said six months to a year is common in the profession. The contract states that, if fired, the city manager will receive either pay equivalent to the remaining time on the annual contract or six months, whichever is longer.

“I am very pleased with the new contract approved by the mayor and council and consider it a privilege to continue to serve the citizens of Stillwater,” Galloway said.

Councilors approved Galloway’s contract extension without discussion last week.

 

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