Pay raises on tap for Yukon city manager and attorney

Yukon City Manager Jim Crosby was expected to get a 3 percent raise during Tuesday’s city council meeting.

Crosby’s base salary is $142,000 per year. That salary was expected to increase to $144,130 after Tuesday’s meetng.

He will continue to receive a $7,200 per year automobile allowance payable monthly.

In addition, the contract agreement that was to be considered by the council, Crosby also will have an additional $2,130 added to his retirement account.

He is to receive a one-time $1,100 stipend.

Crosby’s contract calls for him to receive three months of severance pay should he be terminated without cause.

Crosby said he asked that his raise be part of his retirement package.

Crosby said the raise is the same amount that is being proposed for Yukon’s general employees for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

“They haven’t had a salary increase in a long time,” Crosby said prior to Tuesday’s meeting.

Police officers and firefighters have received pay increases over the past few years through contract negotiations.

City attorney Gary E. Miller also will receive a 3 percent pay increase as well.

His new salary will be $6,180 per month, or $74,160. His previous salary was $6,000 per month.

Crosby has been city manager since 2016, shortly after the city discovered financial problems and previous city manager Grayson Bottom resigned. At the time Crosby, who had served as the city manager previously, returned to the city, Yukon had less than $3,000 remaining in its reserve funds.

Today, that number is more than $3 million.

Miller has been the city attorney, since January 2017.

Miller retired as a Canadian County district judge to become the city’s attorney.

1 Comment

  1. Clayton Hobbs on March 7, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    He’s done a great job. He’s worth it.

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